Timothy D. O'Brien, DVM, PhD

Professor, Department of Veterinary Population Medicine (VPM)

Timothy D. O'Brien

Contact Info

obrie004@umn.edu

Office Phone 612-625-8175

Fax 612-624-8707

Office Address:
Veterinary Diagnostic Labs
254 Vet D L
1333 Gortner Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

Mailing Address:
Veterinary Diagnostic Labs
Room E220 VetDL
6184A (Campus Delivery Code)
1333 Gortner Ave
St Paul, MN 55108

DVM, University of Minnesota, 1978

PhD, University of Minnesota, 1985

BS, University of Minnesota, 1976

Summary

Awards & Recognition

  • College of Veterinary Medicine Mark of Excellence Award for Research, 1998
  • Society of Phi Zeta National Research Award, 1984.

Research

Research Summary/Interests

  • Development, characterization, and clinical applications of adult bone marrow and adipose derived mesenchymal stem cells in large animal model species and species of veterinary interest
  • Development, characterization, and clinical applications of induced pluripotent stem cells in large animal model species and species of veterinary interest
  • Pathogenesis of diabetes mellitus and development of novel therapies for diabetes

Research Funding Grants

  • AKC-Canine Health Foundation (T.D. O’Brien, PI)01/01/2009-12/31/2010. Canine Non-Hodgkin Lymphoma: Characterization and Prognostic Value of Cancer Stem Cells. Role: PI (5% FTE)
  • Morris Animal Foundation Fellowship Training Grant 09/01/2009-08/31/2011. D09CA-405 (J.F. Modiano, PI). Enrichment for Canine Cancer Stem Cells by In Vitro Manipulation and Chemotherapy. Role: Co-Investigator (2% FTE)
  • NIH 2R44DK69865-05 (K.K. Papas, PI)1/30/08-1/30/2011. Islet culture shipping and infusion device. Role: Co-Investigator (4% FTE)
  • Lilly-Minnesota-Purdue-Indiana Veterinary Translational Medicine—Animal Models of Human Disease Program11/01/2010-10/30/2012. Valspodar-Mediated Ablation of Tumor Initiating Cells: Proof of Principle Study in Canine DLBCLL. Role: Co-PI

Teaching

Teaching Areas

  • Veterinary pathology: amyloidosis and diseases of the endocrine system
  • Surgical and comparative pathology

Clinical

Board Certifications

Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Pathologists (Anatomic Pathology, 1984)

Clinical Interests

Surgical pathology including oncologic pathology and dermatopathology