I was born in the Pre-Cambrian period in Swansea, Wales, UK. I attended the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology and, after completing my PhD in 1987 on plant viral transcriptional promoters at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK, I spent nearly four years working at INRA, Versailles, France working on the "rol" oncogenes of Agrobacterium rhizogenes. I then spent a year 1991-1992 working on homeotic transcription factors at the John Innes Institute, Norwich, UK. In June, 1992 I started as a staff research scientist at the Institute of Food Research, Norwich, UK. In 1996, I spent four months working with Prof. Kazuei Igarashi on yeast polyamine transport in Chiba University on the east side of Tokyo Bay. I then returned to the Institute of Food Research in Norwich and continued as a PI there until March, 2010. In May 2010, I started as an Associate Professor in the Dept. of Pharmacology, UT Southwestern.


Unlisted - College or Universi (1983), Biochemistry
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S (1983), Biochemistry
Graduate School
Unlisted - College or Universi (1988)
Graduate School
Central South Univ, Xiang-Ya S (1988)


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Plant ornithine decarboxylase is not post-transcriptionally feedback regulated by polyamines but can interact with a cytosolic ribosomal protein S15 polypeptide.
Illingworth C, Michael AJ Amino acids 2011 Aug
Exploring polyamine biosynthetic diversity through comparative and functional genomics
Michael AJ Methods in Molecular Biology 2011 720 39-50