The O’Donnell Lab

Welcome to the O’Donnell Lab! We are a new lab in the Department of Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology at Yale University. We study the multitude of ways that microbes influence behavior and physiology of their animal hosts. 


Image shows Dina Garmroudi smiling next to her research poster
April 27, 2023
Dina Garmroudi (MCDB ‘24) presented her STARS II-funded research in our lab over the past 2 semesters. This was Dina’s first poster presentation and she did a great job...
Julia Balch presents her thesis work via powerpoint in Marsh Auditorium
April 27, 2023
Julia Balch (MCDB ‘23) presented her thesis work this week in two seminars, including the STARS II symposium (pictured). She also recently was awarded a talk at the upcoming...
Our lab trip to Escape New Haven, we named our team "escape the worm"
January 3, 2022
Happy new year, here is a photo of the lab at our holiday outing at Escape New Haven. We barely escaped. Looking forward to more lab outings once it’s safe to do so...