Tim O'Connor, PhD student
I am investigating the role of symbiosis in adaptive evolution, focusing on creosote-associated insects and their microbial partners.
Morlon, H*, TK O'Connor*, JA Bryant, LK Charkoudian, KM Docherty, E Jones, SW Kembel, JL Green, & B.J.M. Bohannan. In revision. The biogeography of microbial antibiotic production. (* indicates equal contribution)
Kembel, SW, TK O'Connor, HK Arnold, SP Hubbell, SJ Wright, & JL Green. In press. Relationships between phyllosphere bacterial communities and plant functional traits in a neotropical forest. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.
Meadow, JF, AE Altrichter, SW Kembel, TK O'Connor, GZ Brown, JL Green, & BJM Bohannan. 2014. Bacterial communities on classroom surfaces vary with human contact. BMC Microbiome 2:7 doi:10.1186/2049-2618-2-7.
Kembel, SW, JF Meadow, TK O'Connor, G Mhuireach, D Northcutt, J Kline, M Moriyama, GZ Brown, BJM Bohannan, & JL Green. 2014. Architectural design drives the biogeography of indoor bacterial communities. PLOS ONE doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0087093
Meadow, JF, AC Bateman, KM Herkert*, TK O'Connor, & JL Green. 2013. Significant changes in the skin microbiome mediated by the sport of roller derby. PeerJ 1:e53 doi:10.7717/peerj.53 (* indicates metnored undergraduate)
Meadow, JF, AE Altrichter, SW Kembel, J Kline, G Mhuireach, M Moriyama, D Northcutt, TK O'Connor, AM Womack, GZ Brown, JL Green, & BJM Bohannan. 2013. Indoor airborne bacterial communities are influenced by ventilation, occupancy, and outdoor air source. Indoor Air DOI: 10.1111/ina.12047
O'Connor, TK, CK Starr, & SA Cameron. 2011. The Neotropical social wasp Mischocyttarus alfkenii Ducke (Hymenoptera: Vespidae) is a pair of ethospecies. Systematic Entomology 35:446-452.
Hines, HM, JH Hunt, TK O'Connor, JJ Gillespie, & SA Cameron. 2007. Multigene phylogeny reveals eusociality evolved twice in vespid wasps. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 104:3295-3299.
Honors and Awards
- 2014 - Society for the Study of Evolution Rosemary Grant Award
- 2014 - Mycological Society of America Clark T. Rogerson Student Research Award
- 2014 - Galileo Circle Scholarship
- 2012 - NSF Graduate Research Fellowship
- 2012 - NSF IGERT Fellowship in Comparative Genomics
- 2011 - IUSSI / NAS William L. & Ruth D. Nutting Research Grant
- 2009 - University of Illinois School of Integrative Biology Highest Distinction
- 2009 - University of Illinois Harvey J. Van Cleave Research Award
- 2009 - University of Illinois Department of Entomology Research Award
- 2009 - Proctor and Gamble Research Award
- 2008 - Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
- 2008 - Illinois General Assembly Scholarship