Michael earned his PhD in 2015 from the University of Nottingham, UK, where he studied the human cellular functions of SETMAR, a fusion between a methyltransferase domain and a domesticated DNA transposase under the supervision of Prof. Ronald Chalmers. He then moved to the University of Oxford, UK, to join the laboratory of Prof. Shona Murphy to investigate the functions of kinases (CDK9, CDK12) and phosphatases (PP1, PP2A) in transcription and co-transcriptional processes, including pre-mRNA splicing and mRNA cleavage and polyadenylation. In early 2023, he moved to the University of Leicester, UK, to open his laboratory.
Yagiz Ozturk (2023 - )
Thomas R Strange (2023 - )
Undergraduate / Master students
Nulenie Hitige (2023)