Undergraduate Cornell University (1998), Biology
Graduate School Johns Hopkins University (2005), Genetics

Research Interest

  • Cancer gene discovery
  • Mouse models of cancer
  • Transposon-mediated mutagenesis


Featured Publications LegendFeatured Publications

Characterization of a synthetic human LINE-1 retrotransposon ORFeus-Hs.

An W, Dai L, Niewiadomska AM, Yetil A, O'Donnell KA, Han JS, Boeke JD Mob DNA 2011 2 1 2

Plug and play modular strategies for synthetic retrotransposons.

An W, Davis ES, Thompson TL, O'Donnell KA, Lee CY, Boeke JD Methods 2009 Nov 49 3

A descent into the nuage: the maelstrom of transposon control.

O'Donnell KA, Burns KH, Boeke JD Dev. Cell 2008 Aug 15 2

Honors & Awards

  • CPRIT Scholar in Cancer Research
  • Damon Runyon Foundation Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
  • AACR Scholar-in-Training Award
  • AACR Scholar-in-Training Award

Professional Associations/Affiliations

  • Cancer Biology (2011)
  • Genetics and Development (2011)