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)
- Crystal structure of human spermine synthase: implications of substrate binding and catalytic mechanism.
- Wu H, Min J, Zeng H, McCloskey DE, Ikeguchi Y, Loppnau P, Michael AJ, Pegg AE, Plotnikov AN J. Biol. Chem. 2008 Jun 283 23 16135-46
- 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