Full list on Google Scholar  or My Bibliography on PubMed


Travis Kyani-Rogers, Alison Philbrook, Ian G McLachlan, Steven W Flavell, Michael P O’Donnell, Piali Sengupta.  Developmental history modulates adult olfactory behavioral preferences via regulation of chemoreceptor expression in Caenorhabditis elegansGenetics, 2022

Munzareen Khan, Anna H. Hartmann, Michael P. O’Donnell, Madeline Piccione, Pin-Hao Chao, Noelle D. Dwyer, Cornelia I. Bargmann, Piali Sengupta. Context-dependent inversion of the response in a single sensory neuron type reverses olfactory preference behavior. PLOS Biology, 2022


Jodie A. Schiffer, Stephanie V. Stumbur, Maedeh Seyedolmohadesin, Yuyan Xu, William T. Serkin, Natalie G McGowan, Oluwatosin Banjo, Mahdi Torkashvand, Albert Lin, Ciara N. Hosea, Adrien Assié, Buck S. Samuel, Michael P. O’Donnell, Vivek Venkatachalam, and Javier Apfeld. Modulation of sensory perception by hydrogen peroxide enables Caenorhabditis elegans to find a niche that provides both food and protection from hydrogen peroxide. PLoS Pathogens, 2021

Chester J. J. Wrobel, Jingfang Yu, Pedro R. Rodrigues, Andreas H. Ludewig, Brian J. Curtis, Sarah M. Cohen, Bennett W. Fox, Michael P. O’Donnell, Paul W. Sternberg, and Frank C. Schroeder. Combinatorial Assembly of Modular Glucosides via Carboxylesterases Regulates C. elegans Starvation Survival. J. Am. Chem Soc., 2021.


Michael P. O’Donnell, Bennett W. Fox, Pin-Hao Chao, Frank C. Schroeder and Piali Sengupta. A neurotransmitter produced by gut bacteria modulates host sensory behavior. Nature, 2020. 

2019 and prior

Michael P. O’Donnell, Munzareen Khan and Piali Sengupta. Thermosensation: human parasitic nematodes use heat to hunt hosts. Current Biology, 2018.

Michael P. O’Donnell, Pin-Hao Chao, Jan E. Kammenga and Piali Sengupta. Rictor/TORC2 mediates gut-to-brain signaling in the regulation of phenotypic plasticity in C. elegans. PLOS Genetics, 2018.

Scott J Neal, Asuka Takeishi, Michael P. O’Donnell, JiSoo Park, Myeongjin Hong, Rebecca A Butcher, Kyuhyung Kim and Piali Sengupta. Feeding state-dependent regulation of developmental plasticity via CaMKI and neuroendocrine signaling. Elife, 2015.

Michael P. O’Donnell and Greg J. Bashaw. Distinct functional domains of the Abelson tyrosine kinase control axon guidance responses to Netrin and Slit to regulate the assembly of neural circuits. Development, 2013.

Michael P. O’Donnell and Greg J. Bashaw. Src inhibits midline axon crossing independent of Frazzled/DCC receptor tyrosine phosphorylation. Journal of Neuroscience, 2013.

Michael P. O’Donnell, Rebecca K. Chance and Greg J. Bashaw Axon growth and guidance: receptor regulation and signal transduction. Annual Review of Neuroscience, 2009.

David S. Garbe, Michael P. O’Donnell and Greg J. Bashaw. Cytoplasmic domain requirements for Frazzled-mediated attractive axon turning at the Drosophila midline. Development, 2007.

Michael P. O’Donnell, Chang-Soo Hong, Xiao Huang, Raymond J. Delnicki and Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet. Functional analysis of Sox8 during neural crest development in Xenopus. Development, 2006.

Jinling Wu, Michael P. O’Donnell, Aaron D. Gitler and Peter S. Klein. Kermit 2/XGIPC, an IGF1 receptor interacting protein, is required for IGF signaling in Xenopus eye development. Development, 2006.

Xiao Huang, Chang-Soo Hong, Michael P. O’Donnell and Jean-Pierre Saint-Jeannet The doublesex-related gene, XDmrt4, is required for neurogenesis in the olfactory system. PNAS, 2005.