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Dr

Mark Green

Senior Lecturer In Reproductive Biology
Biosciences
metabolism
pregnancy
diet
embryo development
growth
IVF offspring
sex ratio
embryo loss
oocyte and sperm quality
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Dr

Mark Green

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Endocrine disruptors
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Dr

Mark Green

 

My research focuses on understanding how environmental factors, such as endocrine disruptors (PFAS and atrazine), light pollution and heat stress, as well as assisted reproductive technologies (ART) affect fertility. Specifically, I focus on how these factors affect eggs, sperm and the development and metabolism of the early embryo, as well as the long-term health of subsequent generations.

I undertake my research in several species including human, cattle, pigs, birds, rodents and invertebrates.

I completed my Doctorate at The University of Nottingham, UK, investigating the role of progesterone in early embryo development and how nutrition can affect the dialogue between the early embryo and maternal uterine environment. Following this in 2002, I was awarded a Life Sciences Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the University of Missouri, Dept. of Animal Sciences with Professor Mike Roberts investigating how glucose and a high-fat diet can skew sex ratio in mammals; both in vitro and in vivo, as well as elucidating embryonic signals responsible for the maternal recognition of pregnancy.

In 2004, I moved to New Zealand and as the inaugural Maurice Paykel Fellow began working at the Liggins Institute University of Auckland, in the area of developmental programming. Over seven years, as a member of the Placental and Endocrinology Groups, I continued to investigate how dietary intake (under and over nutrition) impacted embryonic and foetal development in trans-generational sheep and rat research models. In addition, I embarked upon research with Fertility Associates Ltd., the largest Human Fertility Company in New Zealand, to improve the efficiency of IVF technologies in humans, as well as to investigate whether the phenotype of IVF children differed from the phenotype of children that were naturally conceived. Alongside this from 2006, I held a joint appointment at AgResearch Ltd. as a senior scientist researching how reproductive technologies, specifically IVF and somatic cell nuclear transfer (cloning), influence offspring phenotype. During this period I also focused on enhancing fertility of the dairy cow by understanding the long-term consequences of uterine infection on the follicular environment and uterine stem cell turnover during involution. In late 2011, I moved to the Department of Zoology (now School of BioSciences), University of Melbourne to begin my appointment as the Merck Serono Lecturer of Reproductive Biology and group leader.

Projects

Displaying the 6 most recent projects by Mark Green.

Additional Information

RESEARCH FUNDING (Last 5 years only):
Project grants/Fellowships
2015 National Health and Medical Research Council (NH&MRC) Development grant ‘Development of novel microfluidic device to treat male infertility’ AU$492,574 for three years MP Green (CIA), B Wright (CIB), T Peura (CIC), S Lanyon (CID).

2014 Hermon Slade Foundation. ‘The dark side of light: species and community level impact of artificial night lighting”, AU$76,000 for three years. TM Jones (CI), MP Green (CI)

2014 Merck Serono Lectureship, Merck Serono Australia, AU

95,000 for three years. MP Green (CI)

2012 Early Career Grant, University of Melbourne ‘Effects of endocrine disruptors on embryo developmental competence and metabolism’, AU$40,000 for one year. MP Green (CI)

2012 Research Collaboration Grant, University of Melbourne ‘Sorting of sperm by microfluidics: improved reproductive outcomes’, AU
9,992 for one year. MP Green (CI)

2012 Nuture Foundation, New Zealand ‘The use of next generation sequencing technology to study the effect of ovarian ageing and stimulation regimens on the mitochondrial genome’, AU$8,312 for one year. L Cree (CI), MP Green (AI), A Shelling (AI)

2012 Fertility Society of Australia (FSA) ‘The use of next generation sequencing technology to study the effect of ovarian ageing and stimulation regimens on the mitochondrial genome’, AU
8,000 for one year. MP Green (CI), L Cree (AI), A Shelling (AI)

2011 UniServices Ltd, University of Auckland ‘Microfluidic sperm sorting for assisted reproductive technologies’, NZD $216,319 for one year
MP Green (co-PI) and BE Wright (co-PI)

2011 Pearce Trust, The Liggins Institute “Strategies for improving reproductive technologies", NZD $99,353 for two years
MP Green (PI)

2010 MoRST Emerging Leaders Fund. "Enhancing the efficiency of New Zealand Dairy Farming", NZD $704,800 for two years
MP Green (PI)

2010 Kelliher Trust Research Award. "The role of the endometrial epithelial cells in embryo implantation", NZD
2,500 for one year
A Ponnampalam (PI) and MP Green (AI

Scholarly Works

Displaying the 40 most recent scholarly works by Mark Green.

Honours, Awards and Fellowships

2019

Reproduction, Fertility and Development best publication of the year award

Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)

2018

Inaugural SSR-SRB Presidents’ Award for Outstanding Mid-Career Researcher

Society for the Study of Reproduction SSR) and Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)

2017

Robinson Research Institute Award for Excellence in Reproductive Biology Research

Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB)

2015

Dean's Award for Excellence in Teaching

Faculty of Science

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Awards

Credentials

Positions

Positions


Senior Lecturer In Reproductive Biology

Biosciences

Committee Member

Pre-Conception Health Special Interest Group, Fertility Society of Australia

Member

The Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), Australia

Member

International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS), USA

Member

The Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB), Australia

Member

Americian Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS), USA

Member

Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), USA

Education

Education


Doctorate in Reproductive Biology

University of Nottingham

Bachelors of Science with Honours in Animal Science with European Studies

University of Nottingham

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