Timothy O'Connor, Ph.D


Timothy O’Connor was appointed executive vice president of The Rockefeller University in February 2016. In this role, he oversees most university operations, including research support, technology transfer, facilities, and information technology, as well as finance, investments, human resources, and legal affairs. Working in partnership with the other executive officers, he provides administrative leadership to the university and represents the president both internally and externally. He originally joined the university in 2013 as chief of staff and vice president. Dr. O’Connor’s career has focused on both biomedical research and academic administration. Most recently, he served as associate provost for science and technology at Yale University; prior to that, he was associate research professor and vice chair in the Department of Genetic Medicine at Weill Cornell Medical College. He currently serves on the boards of the New York Structural Biology Center, the Aaron Diamond AIDS Research Center, and Friends of the East River Esplanade.

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