The O'Donnell Lab

Welcome to the O'Donnell Lab! We study viruses and brains. Our neurovirology laboratory studies the interactions between the growing brain, invading viruses, and the immune system. Our goal is to understand how viral infections alter the course of neurodevelopment at the cellular and molecular level. We are interested in using this knowledge to identify potential targets for modifying differentiation of neural stem cells, tempering neuroinflammation, and protecting the developing brain.