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Dr. O'Connor's Education and Professional Experience

Education

Ph.D.

Caltech

Major: Chemical Engineering
Minor: Biology

GPA 3.8
Advisor: James Bailey

1987

B.S.

Rice University

Major: Chemical Engineering
Magna Cum Laude

GPA 3.8
Advisor: Larry McIntire

1982

Primary Appointments

1990 - present

Tulane University:
          Professor, Chemical & Biomolecular Engineering Dept., 2003-present
          Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept., 2002-2003
          Associate Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept., 1996-2002
          Assistant Professor, Chemical Engineering Dept., 1990-1996

1988 - 1990

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Northwestern University:
          Chemical Engineering Dept.
          Biochemistry, Molecular Biology & Cell Biology Dept.

1987 - 1988

 Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Caltech, Chemistry Dept.

Related Experience

2012 - present

 

2009 - present

Faculty, DeBakey Scholars Program

 

Faculty, Tulane Center for Stem Cell Research and Regenerative Medicine

2006 - present

Faculty, Biological Chemistry Program, Tulane

1999 - present

Adjunct Assoc. Professor, Department of Surgery, Tulane Medical School

1994 - present

Contributing Member, Tulane Cancer Center

1991 - present

Faculty, Interdisciplinary Molecular & Cellular Biology Graduate Program
(1991-2006), renamed Biomedical Sciences Graduate Program (2006-present)
Tulane Medical School (100+ faculty across 3 campuses):
          Steering Committee Member, 1993-2006
          Co-Director, 1996-1999 (elected)
          Interm Director, 1997 (with Prof. Bill Toscano)

2005 - 2006

Training Program in Stem Cell Technology, Tulane Center for Gene Therapy

2005

Visiting Professor, Center for Cell and Gene Therapy, Baylor College of Medicine

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