ABOUT CHRIS GREENING

Dr Chris Greening heads the Integrative Microbiology Laboratory of the School of Biological Sciences, Monash University. He is an ARC DECRA Fellow.

He has been interested in the metabolic flexibility of bacteria ever since his undergraduate teachings at the University of Oxford. Following a first-class Honours research project investigating the biosynthesis of the nitrite reductase cofactor heme d1, he undertook a doctorate down under investigating the physiological roles of the hydrogenases in the Mycobacterium smegmatis. He subsequently gained postdoctoral experience at the University of Otago, CSIRO, and the Australian National University, where he delved deeper into the metabolic basis of persistence in soil bacteria and human pathogens alike.

Trained in the fields of biochemistry and microbiology, Dr Greening also has extensive experience in genetics, microbial ecology, and molecular evolution. Away from the lab, Dr Greening enjoys performing and listening to music, trying to stay fit, and getting taken for walks by his two dogs.

Experience

  • Bachelors (1st Class), Molecular and Cellular Biochemistry, University of Oxford (2005 – 2009)
  • Masters (1st Class), Stuart Ferguson Laboratory, Dept. Biochemistry, University of Oxford (2009 – 2010)
  • Ph.D. (Exceptional Thesis Award), Gregory Cook Laboratory, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago (2010 – 2013)
  • Visiting Student (Paykel Trust Fellow), Ralf Conrad Laboratory, Max-Planck Institute for Terrestrial Microbiology (2013)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Gregory Cook Laboratory, Dept. Microbiology and Immunology, University of Otago (2014 – 2015)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow (OCE Fellow), CSIRO Land & Water / CSIRO Biosecurity Flagships, Black Mountain Laboratories (2015 – 2016)
  • Visiting Fellow & Lecturer, Research School of Chemistry, Australian National University (2015 – 2016)
  • Group Leader & Lecturer, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University (2016 onwards)
  • ARC DECRA Fellow, School of Biological Sciences, Monash University (2016 – 2020)

Supervised students

  • PhD: Sean Bay (2016 – ), Helena Chen (2016 – )
  • Honours: Blair Ney (2016), Thanavit Jirapanjawat (2015 – 2016)
  • Summer: Blair Ney (2015 – 2016), Rowena Rushton-Green (2014 – 2015)

Co-supervised students

  • PhD: Reuben Vercoe (2015 – ), Liam Harold (2015 – ), Brendon Lee (2014 – ), Hafna Ahmed (2012 – 2016)
  • Honours: James Antoney (2015)
  • Summer: Kiel Hards (2011 – 2012)