Research Instructor

Pensacola, FL
Previous Institution
Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Previous Role/Title
Postdoctoral Fellow
Cell and Gene Therapy


PhD, Neuroscience - Vanderbilt University, 2015
BS, Biology University of Georgia, 2005

Postgraduate Training


Postdoc-Nephrology & Hypertension, Vanderbilt University Medical Center, 2019

Professional Highlights

Dr. O’Neil is a molecular biologist with more than 15 years of research experience in molecular neuroscience, immunology, and genetic engineering. The major goal of his research program is to develop cell therapies that provide durable or curative treatments for disease. His previous work has been focused on studying the molecular etiology of neurological disorders and developing immune cell-based therapeutic platforms for applications in nephrology and oncology. These experiences have provided Dr. O’Neil with the broad knowledge of human physiology and pre-clinical models, as well as the expertise in genetic and cellular engineering, necessary to develop novel therapeutic approaches.