Kimberly O'Donnell

Senior Lecturer Emerita in Biological Sciences

Developmental biologist focused on science education.

I am fascinated by the earliest stages of vertebrate embryogenesis as the fertilized egg cell divides and gradually takes on form and function. My courses included developmental and cell biology, taught at biochemical and molecular levels. In my stem cell biology classes, we also discussed how basic research can become intertwined with clinical applications, ethical controversy, and government policy.


  • A.B., Brown University
  • Ph.D., Brandeis University