Dr. Tim O’Connor

Dr. Tim O'Connor headshot


B. Sc. (Univeristy of Toronto), Ph.D. (University of Toronto)
Professor, Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences, University of British Columbia
Associate Member, Department of Zoology, Faculty of Science, University of British Columbia

Research Interests


Dr. O’Connor’s research focus is on neural development and regeneration.

Dr. O’Connor is an Investigator at ICORD and a Professor in the Department of Cellular and Physiological Sciences at the University of British Columbia. He is also an Associate Member of the Department of Zoology at the University of British Columbia. He completed his B.Sc. and Ph.D. at the University of Toronto.

Current Lab Members

Masters Students Ph.D. Students
Aarya Chithran Xiao Wei
Amanda Pisio

Trainee Awards

Year Name Award
2016 Aarya Vaikakkara Chithran Best Poster (CDN Society for Developmental Biology)
2009 Dr. Ana Le-Meur Brain Star (Canadian Institutes of Health Research)
2008 Dr. Mingorance Le-Meur First Prize for Best Poster (MipTec Drug Discovery Conference)

Current Opportunities in the Lab

Please contact Dr. O’Connor with inquiries.

Recent publications

  • Liu, RQ, Browne, K, O'Connor, TP. 2017. Assays to Examine Transmembrane Semaphorin Function In Vitro.. Methods Mol. Biol. doi: 10.1007/978-1-4939-6448-2_18.
  • O'Connor, TM et al.. 2016. Development of an item bank for food parenting practices based on published instruments and reports from Canadian and US parents.. Appetite. doi: 10.1016/j.appet.2016.04.033.
  • Liu, RQ, Wang, W, Legg, A, Abramyan, J, O'Connor, TP. 2014. Semaphorin 5B is a repellent cue for sensory afferents projecting into the developing spinal cord.. Development. doi: 10.1242/dev.103630.
  • Browne, K, Wang, W, Liu, RQ, Piva, M, O'Connor, TP. 2012. Transmembrane semaphorin5B is proteolytically processed into a repulsive neural guidance cue.. J. Neurochem. doi: 10.1111/j.1471-4159.2012.07885.x.
  • Lisé, MF et al.. 2009. Myosin-Va-interacting protein, RILPL2, controls cell shape and neuronal morphogenesis via Rac signaling.. J. Cell. Sci. doi: 10.1242/jcs.050344.
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