Dr Michael A Wride
I joined the Zoology Department at TCD in October 2007 and worked there as Lecturer/Assistant Prof until February 2016.
I currently work in the Centre for Academic Practice and eLearning (CAPSL).
From 2014-Present I am a Visiting lecturer on the MSc in Holistic Science (Complexity Module) at Schumacher College, Totnes Devon, UK.
I obtained a BSc (Hons) in Physiology and Biochemistry with Nutrition from Southampton University, UK in 1990. I then went to the University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada where I obtained my PhD. In 1998, I moved to the University of Calgary where I carried out work on the identification and characterisation of genes expressed during early embryonic stem (ES) cell differentiation into neurons.
In 2002, I returned to the UK to join Cardiff University School of Biosciences as a Senior Research Associate in the laboratory of Prof. Sir Martin Evans (Nobel Laureate, Physiology or Medicine, 2007) and carried out work identifying genes differentially expressed in the lens during the onset of cataract.
In 2003, I joined the School of Optometry and Vision Sciences in Cardiff and continued my interest in eye development and disease, carrying out further analyses of apoptosis gene expression and function during lens development.
I have recently (2015) completed my MEd in Higher Education Teaching and Learning at Trinity. My dissertation research was on Creativity in Science and Science Education.
I am currently a member of the STEM-ERC Group.
Last updated: Mar 03 2016.