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Karina O'ConnorResearch Fellow

MSc(Cant), PhD(Otago)


Research interests

Dr Karina O'Connor is investigating a novel amyloid formation mechanism ignited by oxidation.


Morris, V. K., Heath, S. G., O'Connor, K. M., Bozonnet, S., Gray, S. G., Naughton, J. D., Magon, N. J., Smith, B. R., Botha, A. D., … Göbl, C. (2022, August). The tumour suppressor protein p16 forms amyloid structures. Verbal presentation at the Cancer Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.

O'Connor, K. (2022, August). Assessment of plasma risk markers for acute kidney injury in patients with acute decompensated heart failure using a multiplex immunoassay. Poster session presented at the Metabolic & Cardiovascular Disease Satellite Meeting: Queenstown Research Week, Queenstown, New Zealand.

Das, A. B., Seddon, A. R., O'Connor, K. M., & Hampton, M. B. (2021). Regulation of the epigenetic landscape by immune cell oxidants. Free Radical Biology & Medicine, 170, 131-149. doi: 10.1016/j.freeradbiomed.2020.12.453

O'Connor, K. M., Das, A. B., Winterbourn, C. C., & Hampton, M. B. (2020). Inhibition of DNA methylation in proliferating human lymphoma cells by immune cell oxidants. Journal of Biological Chemistry, 295(23), 7839-7848. doi: 10.1074/jbc.RA120.013092

O'Connor, K. M., Konigstorfer, A., Zawari, M., Betz, A., Heath, S., Hildebrand, J. M., … Hampton, M. (2017, September). MLKL-dependent disruption of mitochondrial function and redox homeostasis during the initiation of TNF-mediated necroptosis. Verbal presentation at the Queenstown Molecular Biology (QMB) Meetings, Queenstown, New Zealand.

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