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Michael E. O'Donnell, PhD
Investigator / 1997–Present

Scientific Discipline

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology

Host Institution

The Rockefeller University

Current Position

Dr. O'Donnell is also Anthony and Judith Evnin Professor at the Rockefeller University.

Current Research

Mechanisms of DNA Replication

Michael O'Donnell's laboratory studies the molecular architecture and mechanisms by which chromosomal DNA is replicated.

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Architecture and dynamic action of the replisome...

Biography

Dr. O'Donnell is Anthony and Judith Evnin Professor at the Rockefeller University.  He received his PhD degree at the University of Michigan for work with Charles Williams, Jr., on electron transfer in the flavoprotein thioredoxin reductase.…

Dr. O'Donnell is Anthony and Judith Evnin Professor at the Rockefeller University.  He received his PhD degree at the University of Michigan for work with Charles Williams, Jr., on electron transfer in the flavoprotein thioredoxin reductase. He performed postdoctoral work on Escherichia coli replication with Arthur Kornberg and then on herpes simplex virus replication with Robert Lehman, both in the Biochemistry Department at Stanford University. Dr. O'Donnell was a member of the faculty of Cornell University Medical College, New York City, before moving to Rockefeller. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences.

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Education

  • BS, biochemistry, University of Portland
  • PhD, biochemistry, University of Michigan

Awards

  • Merit Award, National Institutes of Health
  • Irma T. Hirschl Award

Memberships

  • National Academy of Sciences