Jonathan Dornell, PhD

Lead Cell Biologist

Jonathan "Jd" Dornell is an interdisciplinary life scientist committed to better understanding how nature influences our health and wellbeing. Jonathan earned his Ph.D. in Biochemistry and Cell Biology from Rice University, located in his hometown of Houston, Texas. Interested in the development of microbiome therapeutics, his graduate research and time at Colgate-Palmolive focused on understanding the health implications of ecological interactions between microbial communities and the human body. During his "entrepreneurial sabbatical", he leveraged his experience to help startups solve broadly relevant problems in emerging food and beverage categories. At Prellis, Jonathan applies his expertise to develop therapeutic antibody libraries and assist tissue development projects.