Donald O’Malley

Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator Email: Phone: 617.373.2284


Ph.D., Physiology and Biophysics, Harvard Medical School, Boston MA
B.S., Chemical Engineering, Lehigh University, Bethlehem PA

Area(s) of Expertise

Cellular and Systems Neurobiology Biological Imaging, Cognitive Neurodynamics, Neuroethology

Research Interests

Prof. O’Malley is intrigued by the processing of information by neuronal populations. In particular, Prof. O’Malley would like to understand how circuit-level neural architectures enable sensorimotor transformations and intelligent animal behaviors. His research lab uses confocal microscopy and high-speed behavioral imaging to establish the neural basis of the surprisingly diverse repertoire of locomotor behaviors exhibited by larval zebrafish (many of which were discovered here at Northeastern University).

Curriculum Vitae



422 Richards Hall

Biology faculty named Fellows in the Sciences

Congratulations to Melissa McElligott, an Academic Specialist, and Donald O’Malley, an Associate Professor and Graduate Coordinator, who have been named National Academies Education Fellows in the Sciences.