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BEES Prof on NatGeo Wild June 3rd

May 30, 2012


Sean O'Donnell

Photo Credit: Sean O'Donnell

Tune in to NatGeo Wild next Sunday at 10PM to watch ant aficionado Sean O’Donnell scour the Ecuadorian rainforest in search of the mighty army ant! O’Donnell will be featured on an episode of “Animal Superpowers: Extreme Killers,” a new National Geographic series that explores the amazing and seemingly out-of-this-world superpowers of Mother Nature’s deadliest creatures. The program is hosted by television and film star Patrick Stewart, and showcases scientists in the wild with these incredible animals.

This is O’Donnell’s fourth television project since 2007. He previously filmed two other National Geographic series in Costa Rica, and recently completed a collaboration with a well-known LOST actor (currently undisclosed) for BBC America and Cream Productions.

O’Donnell is a professor of biology in the College of Arts and Sciences. He received his B.S. in biology at St. Joseph’s University, and his M.S. and Ph.D. in entomology and zoology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. He completed his postdoctoral work on behavioral genetics at U.C. Davis.

His research interests span organisms from insects to birds, and topics from neurobiology to tropical ecology. He conducts field research and teaches courses in Central and South America. Learn more about his research »

“Animal Superpowers: Extreme Killers” airs Sunday, June 3, 2012 at 10PM EST on NatGeo Wild. View a sneak peak of O’Donnell in action.