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Sean O'Donnell, Professor - Drexel University

Links to recent press write-ups, interviews and news coverage


Youtube video of my TED talk on ant thermal biology and climate change

Youtube video of my talk on brain evolution for Project Encephalon's Cajal week of neuroscience lectures (talk starts at 4:40)

Drexel-produced video about my lab's test of the "social brain hypothesis" in insects


Blog about our lab's research in the Negev Desert of Israel

Blog about the evolution of head/size allometry in wasps- Insectes Sociaux media page, July 2019

Blog about brain development & evolution- ScienceTrends, June 2018

Blog about neurobiology of climate change- Drexel NewsBlog, January 2018

Drexel press release about our lab's paper on body size limits to brain evolution, January 2018

PhillyVoice coverage of erythritol suppressing insect reproduction, May 2017

Blog about Hawaiian bees getting put on the endangered species list- Drexel NewsBlog, October 2016

PhillyVoice interview on fireflies, September 2016

Interview on the topic, "Ant wars", Serious Science web site, August 2016

Sex-specific insecticidal effects of the polyol sweetener, D-mannitol- DrexelNOW, June 2016

Evolutionary re-expansion of vision in above-ground army ants (Eciton)- Live Science, March 2016

Near-death experience- my crazy viper-bite story- Drexel NewsBlog, December 2015