Mr Timothy Connor



Research Officer


Faculty of Health


School of Medicine


Geelong Waurn Ponds Campus



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Drugs used to treat bipolar disorder act via microRNAs to regulate expression of genes involved in neurite outgrowth

S Kidnapillai, B Wade, C Bortolasci, B Panizzutti, B Spolding, T Connor, T Crowley, S Jamain, L Gray, M Leboyer, M Berk, K Walder

(2020), Vol. 34, pp. 370-379, Journal of psychopharmacology, London, Eng., C1

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Drugs used in the treatment of bipolar disorder and their effects on cholesterol biosynthesis - a possible therapeutic mechanism

S Kidnapillai, C Bortolasci, B Panizzutti, B Spolding, T Connor, K Bonifacio, A Sanigorski, O Dean, T Crowley, S Jamain, L Gray, M Leboyer, M Berk, K Walder

(2019), Vol. 20, pp. 766-777, World Journal of Biological Psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Loss of BIM increases mitochondrial oxygen consumption and lipid oxidation, reduces adiposity and improves insulin sensitivity in mice

J Wali, S Galic, C Tan, E Gurzov, A Frazier, T Connor, J Ge, E Pappas, D Stroud, L Varanasi, C Selck, M Ryan, D Thorburn, B Kemp, B Krishnamurthy, T Kay, S McGee, H Thomas

(2018), Vol. 25, pp. 217-225, Cell death and differentiation, London, Eng., C1

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Mechanisms underpinning the polypharmacy effects of medications in psychiatry

Chiara Bortolasci, Briana Spolding, Edward Callaly, Sheree Martin, Bruna Panizzutti, Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Timothy Connor, Kyoko Hasebe, Mohammadreza Mohebbi, Olivia Dean, Sean McGee, Seetal Dodd, Laura Gray, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2018), Vol. 21, pp. 582-591, The international journal of neuropsychopharmacology, Oxford, Eng., C1

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APP deficiency results in resistance to obesity but impairs glucose tolerance upon high fat feeding

J Czeczor, A Genders, K Aston-Mourney, T Connor, L Hall, K Hasebe, M Ellis, K De Jong, D Henstridge, P Meikle, M Febbraio, K Walder, S McGee

(2018), Vol. 237, pp. 311-322, Journal of endocrinology, Bradley Stok, Eng., C1

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Diet during pregnancy is implicated in the regulation of hypothalamic RNA methylation and risk of obesity in offspring

Antony Kaspi, Ishant Khurana, Mark Ziemann, Timothy Connor, Briana Spolding, Paul Zimmet, Ken Walder, Assam El-Osta

(2018), Vol. 62, pp. 1-10, Molecular nutrition and food research, Weinheim, Germany, C1

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The use of a gene expression signature and connectivity map to repurpose drugs for bipolar disorder

Srisaiyini Kidnapillai, Chiara Bortolasci, Madhara Udawela, Bruna Panizzutti, Briana Spolding, Timothy Connor, Andrew Sanigorski, Olivia Dean, Tamsyn Crowley, Stphane Jamain, Laura Gray, Elizabeth Scarr, Marion Leboyer, Brian Dean, Michael Berk, Ken Walder

(2018), pp. 1-9, World journal of biological psychiatry, London, Eng., C1

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Scriptaid enhances skeletal muscle insulin action and cardiac function in obese mice

V Gaur, T Connor, K Venardos, D Henstridge, S Martin, C Swinton, S Morrison, K Aston-Mourney, S Gehrig, R van Ewijk, G Lynch, M Febbraio, G Steinberg, M Hargreaves, K Walder, S McGee

(2017), Vol. 19, pp. 936-943, Diabetes, obesity and metabolism, Chichester, Eng., C1

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Lysine post-translational modification of glyceraldehyde-3-phosphate dehydrogenase regulates hepatic and systemic metabolism

S Bond, K Howlett, G Kowalski, S Mason, T Connor, A Cooper, V Streltsov, C Bruce, K Walder, S McGee

(2017), Vol. 31, pp. 2592-2602, FASEB journal, Bethesda, Md., C1

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DNA methylation regulates hypothalamic gene expression linking parental diet during pregnancy to the offspring's risk of obesity in Psammomys obesus

I Khurana, A Kaspi, M Ziemann, T Block, T Connor, B Spolding, A Cooper, P Zimmet, A El-Osta, K Walder

(2016), Vol. 40, pp. 1079-1088, International journal of obesity, London, Eng., C1

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Disruption of the class IIa HDAC corepressor complex increases energy expenditure and lipid oxidation

V Gaur, T Connor, A Sanigorski, S Martin, C Bruce, D Henstridge, S Bond, K McEwen, L Kerr-Bayles, T Ashton, C Fleming, M Wu, L Pike Winer, D Chen, G Hudson, J Schwabe, K Baar, M Febbraio, P Gregorevic, F Pfeffer, K Walder, M Hargreaves, S McGee

(2016), Vol. 16, pp. 2802-2810, Cell reports, New York, N.Y., C1

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Metabolic remodelling in obesity and type 2 diabetes: pathological or protective mechanisms in response to nutrient excess?

T Connor, S Martin, K Howlett, S McGee

(2015), Vol. 42, pp. 109-115, Clinical and Experimental Pharmacology and Physiology, England, London, C1

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The PKD inhibitor CID755673 enhances cardiac function in diabetic db/db mice

K Venardos, K De Jong, M Elkamie, T Connor, S McGee

(2015), Vol. 10, pp. 1-14, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1-1

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Activating HSP72 in rodent skeletal muscle increases mitochondrial number and oxidative capacity and decreases insulin resistance

D Henstridge, C Bruce, B Drew, K Tory, A Kolonics, E Estevez, J Chung, N Watson, T Gardner, R Lee-Young, T Connor, M Watt, K Carpenter, M Hargreaves, S McGee, A Hevener, M Febbraio

(2014), Vol. 63, pp. 1881-1894, Diabetes, C1

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Rapid development of non-alcoholic steatohepatitis in Psammomys obesus (Israeli Sand Rat)

B Spolding, T Connor, C Wittmer, L Abreu, A Kaspi, M Ziemann, G Kaur, A Cooper, S Morrison, S Lee, A Sinclair, Y Gibert, J Trevaskis, J Roth, A El-Osta, R Standish, K Walder

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1-7, PLoS one, San Francisco, Calif., C1

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Non-referenced genome assembly from epigenomic short-read data

A Kaspi, M Ziemann, S Keating, I Khurana, T Connor, B Spolding, A Cooper, R Lazarus, K Walder, P Zimmet, A El-Osta

(2014), Vol. 9, pp. 1329-1338, Epigenetics, C1

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Zinc Finger Nuclease Mediated Knockout of ADP-Dependent Glucokinase in Cancer Cell Lines: Effects on Cell Survival and Mitochondrial Oxidative Metabolism

S Richter, S Morrison, T Connor, J Su, C Print, R Ronimus, S McGee, W Wilson

(2013), Vol. 8, PLoS ONE, C1

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The bone morphogenetic protein axis is a positive regulator of skeletal muscle mass

C Winbanks, J Chen, H Qian, Y Liu, B Bernardo, C Beyer, K Watt, R Thomson, T Connor, B Turner, J McMullen, L Larsson, S McGee, C Harrison, P Gregorevic

(2013), Vol. 203, pp. 345-357, Journal of Cell Biology, C1

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Dichloroacetate inhibits aerobic glycolysis in multiple myeloma cells and increases sensitivity to bortezomib

W Sanchez, S McGee, T Connor, B Mottram, A Wilkinson, J Whitehead, S Vuckovic, L Catley

(2013), Vol. 108, pp. 1624-1633, British Journal of Cancer, C1

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Metallothionein 2a gene expression is increased in subcutaneous adipose tissue of type 2 diabetic patients

V Haynes, T Connor, A Tchernof, H Vidal, S Dubois

(2013), Vol. 108, pp. 90-94, Molecular genetics and metabolism, Waltham, Mass., C1-1

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Methazolamide is a new hepatic insulin sensitizer that lowers blood glucose in vivo

N Konstantopoulos, J Molero, S McGee, B Spolding, T Connor, M De Vries, S Wanyonyi, R Fahey, S Morrison, C Swinton, S Jones, A Cooper, L Garcia-Guerra, V Foletta, G Krippner, S Andrikopoulos, K Walder

(2012), Vol. 61, pp. 2146-2154, Diabetes, C1

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Hedgehog partial agonism drives warburg-lie metabolism in muscle and brown fat

R Teperino, S Amann, M Bayer, S McGee, A Loipetzberger, T Connor, C Jaeger, B Kammerer, L Winter, G Wiche, K Dalgaard, M Selvaraj, M Gaster, R Lee-Young, M Febbraio, C Knauf, P Cani, F Aberger, J Penniger, J Pospisilik, H Esterbauer

(2012), Vol. 151, pp. 414-426, Cell, Cambridge, Mass., C1

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A gene expression signature for insulin resistance

N Konstantopoulos, V Foletta, D Segal, K Shields, A Sanigorski, K Windmill, C Swinton, T Connor, S Wanyonyi, T Dyer, R Fahey, R Watt, J Curran, J Molero, G Krippner, G Collier, D James, J Blangero, J Jowett, K Walder

(2011), Vol. 43, pp. 110-120, Physiological Genomics, C1

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Inhibition of inosine monophosphate dehydrogenase reduces adipogenesis and diet-induced obesity

H Su, J Gunter, M de Vries, T Connor, S Wanyonyi, F Newell, D Segal, J Molero, O Reizes, J Prins, L Hutley, K Walder, J Whitehead

(2009), Vol. 386, pp. 351-355, Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications, C1

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Funded Projects at Deakin

Other Public Sector Funding

Determination of RIPTAC bioavailability, pharmacokinetics and distribution

Prof Ken Walder, Mr Timothy Connor, Ms Briana Randall

  • 2011: $12,000


No completed student supervisions to report