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.
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Acute in vitro exposure to environmentally relevant atrazine levels perturbs bovine preimp..
Effects Of Endocrine Disruptors On Embryo Developmental Competence And Metabolism
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Atrazine induces penis abnormalities including hypospadias in mice.
Luke C Govers, Alesia P Harper, Bethany J Finger, Deidre M Mattiske, Andrew J Pask, Mark P Green
Journal article | 2019 | Journal of Developmental Origins of Health and Disease
Use of the herbicide atrazine (ATR) is banned in the European Union; yet, it is still widely used in the USA and Australia. ATR is..
Acute in vitro exposure to environmentally relevant atrazine levels perturbs bovine preimplantation embryo metabolism and cell number.
Ashleigh J Henderson, Bethany J Finger, Alexander W Scott, Alexandra J Harvey, Mark P Green
Journal article | 2019 | Reproductive Toxicology
Atrazine is a widely used herbicide known to negatively alter endocrine systems and perturb metabolism. Preimplantation exposure t..
Dim artificial light at night reduces the cellular immune response of the black field cricket, Teleogryllus commodus.
Joanna Durrant, Mark P Green, Therésa M Jones
Journal article | 2019 | Insect Science
A functioning immune system is crucial for protection against disease and illness, yet increasing evidence suggests that species l..
Dim artificial light at night affects mating, reproductive output, and reactive oxygen species in Drosophila melanogaster
Lucy Katherine McLay, Venkatesh Nagarajan-Radha, Mark Philip Green, Theresa Melanie Jones
Journal article | 2018 | Journal of Experimental Zoology Part A: Ecological and Integrative Physiology
The effects of 2,4-dinitrophenol and d-glucose concentration on the development, sex ratio, and interferon-tau (IFNT) production of bovine blastocysts
Mark P Green, Alexandra J Harvey, Lee D Spate, Koji Kimura, Jeremy G Thompson, R Michael Roberts
Journal article | 2016 | Molecular Reproduction and Development
The microenvironment of the ovarian follicle in the postpartum dairy cow: Effects on reagent transfer from cumulus cells to oocytes in vitro
Norma L Hudson, Marty C Berg, Mark P Green, Penny J Back, Eric B Thorstensen, A Jim Peterson, Janet L Pitman, Kenneth P McNatty
Journal article | 2014 | Theriogenology
Phenotypic differences in children conceived from fresh and thawed embryos in in vitro fertilization compared with naturally conceived children
Mark P Green, Fran Mouat, Harriet L Miles, Sarah A Hopkins, Jose GB Derraik, Paul L Hofman, John C Peek, Wayne S Cutfield
Journal article | 2013 | Fertility and Sterility
Identification and Quantification of Differentially Represented Transcripts in In Vitro and In Vivo Derived Preimplantation Bovine Embryos
CE McHughes, GK Springer, LD Spate, R Li, R Woods, MP Green, SW Korte, CN Murphy, JA Green, RS Prather
Journal article | 2009 | Molecular Reproduction and Development
Nutritional skewing of conceptus sex in sheep: effects of a maternal diet enriched in rumen-protected polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFA)
Mark P Green, Lee D Spate, Tina E Parks, Koji Kimura, Clifton N Murphy, Jim E Williams, Monty S Kerley, Jonathan A Green, Duane H Keisler, R Michael Roberts
Journal article | 2008 | Reproductive Biology and Endocrinology
A comparison of the anti-luteolytic activities of recombinant ovine interferon-alpha and -tau in sheep.
MP Green, LD Spate, JA Bixby, AD Ealy, RM Roberts
Journal article | 2005 | Biology of Reproduction
Interferon tau (IFNT) is secreted by the trophectoderm of ruminant conceptuses during the peri-implantation period and serves an a..
Identification and functional characterization of UDP-glucuronosyltransferases UGT1A8*1, UGT1A8*2 and UGT1A8*3.
Yue-Hua Huang, Alema Galijatovic, Nghia Nguyen, Donald Geske, Deirdre Beaton, Judith Green, Mark Green, Wilbert H Peters, Robert H Tukey
Journal article | 2002 | Pharmacogenetics
UDP-glucuronosyltransferase (UGT) 1A8 is part of the UGT1 locus and is expressed exclusively in extrahepatic tissues. Analysis of ..
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Senior Lecturer In Reproductive Biology
Pre-Conception Health Special Interest Group, Fertility Society of Australia
The Fertility Society of Australia (FSA), Australia
International Embryo Transfer Society (IETS), USA
The Society for Reproductive Biology (SRB), Australia
Americian Society of Animal Sciences (ASAS), USA
Society for the Study of Reproduction (SSR), USA
Doctorate in Reproductive Biology
University of Nottingham
Bachelors of Science with Honours in Animal Science with European Studies
University of Nottingham