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About Michael Green

I obtained my BSc (Hons) Genetics in 2015 from the University of Liverpool at the Institute of Integrative Biology. My honours project here was under the supervision of Dr Stewart Plaistow. This project used Daphnia pulex to investigate non-genetic mechanisms of inheritance through maternal effects in this clonally reproducing crustacean. Following my time as an undergraduate I worked in industry for a year at Thermo-Fisher Scientific as a senior manufacturing technician. Here I formulated human identification kits and molecular reagents. I then left Thermo in late 2016 to start my PhD.

My doctoral work at LJMU School of Biological and Environmental Science has been under the guidance of Dr William Swaney, and has focussed on the transgenerational effects of housing enrichment on locomotion and social behaviour in a population of Danio rerio. Here I examined group level behaviour, larval movement and body shape across two generations, as well as whole brain adult gene expression levels in a single generation. Alongside this I developed a methodology and pipeline for the analysis of multi-object tracking data, which was obtained from behavioural trials using open-source machine-learning based identification software.

I taught at LJMU for three years on undergraduate laboratory practicals in genetics, forensics, developmental biology, evolution and inheritance and molecular biology. I also helped to teach statistics, research methods and data analysis workshops for both biology and psychology undergraduate programs. I also taught masters level students and mentored undergraduate student projects.