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Dr

Mark Green

Senior Lecturer In Reproductive Biology
metabolism
pregnancy
embryo development
IVF offspring
diet
growth
sex ratio
embryo loss
follicle environment
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Dr

Mark Green

 
Division
Science
 
Primary Interest
Nutritional And Environmental Factors That Affect Early Embryo Development
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Dr

Mark Green

 

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. My current research focuses on improving the in vitro culture of the early embryo by translating knowledge from the dynamic in vivo environment. This is in several species including human, cattle, rodents and invertebrates. My particular interest is understanding how environmental factors (endocrine disruptors and nutrition) affect the development and metabolism of the early embryo.

Scholarly Works

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Credentials

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


Doctorate in Reproductive Biology

University of Nottingham

Bachelors of Science with Honours in Animal Science with European Studies

University of Nottingham