Michael Nodine

Dr Michael Nodine is a Group Leader investigating the functions of small regulatory RNAs during plant embryogenesis.


Dr Nodine joined the GMI as a Group Leader in July 2012. Previously he was a Postdoctoral Fellow in Prof. David Bartel’s lab at the Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research in the USA.

Academic Qualifications

  • BS, cum laude, Biological Sciences, Clemson University, Clemson, SC, USA, 2002
  • PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ, USA, 2007

Professional Training & Positions Held

  • Postdoctoral Research Fellow, Whitehead Institute for Biomedical Research, USA, 2007-2012. Laboratory: Prof. David Bartel
  • Graduate Research Fellow, University of Arizona, USA, 2002-2007. Laboratory: Prof. Frans Tax
  • Technical Expert, Arizona Genomics Institute, USA, 2002. Laboratory: Prof. Rod Wing
  • Undergraduate Research Assistant, Clemson University Genomics Institute, USA, 2000-2002. Laboratory: Prof. Rod Wing

Research Funding

  • European Research Council (ERC) Starting Grant (sRNA-EMB), (EU Horizon 2020 grant number 637888), 2015-2020
  • Special Research Program in RNA Regulation (SFB RNA-REG), (FWF, SFB F 43-24), 2015-2019
  • European Plant Embryology Consortium (EURO-PEC),  (ERA-CAPS, 13.096), 2014-2017
  • DK Graduate Program in RNA Biology (DK-RNA), (FWF, W 1207-B09), 2014-2017

Honors & Awards

  • American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB) Early Career Award, 2012
  • NIH Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2008-2011
  • NIH Predoctoral Fellowship for Training Grant in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, 2006-2007
  • NSF Predoctoral Fellowship for IGERT Program in Evolutionary, Functional and Computational Genomics at the University of Arizona, 2002-2004

Teaching Experience & Other Service

  • "Molekulare Entwicklungsbiologie der Planzen" (Molecular Developmental Biology of Plants), University of Vienna, Winter 2014
  • Lecture Series "Special Chapters in RNA Research", Vienna Biocenter Campus, Winter, 2014
  • Co-organized New England Arabidopsis Meetings/Plants in New England Meetings, August 2007 to April 2012
  • Teaching Assistant, Molecular Biology, University of Arizona, August 2005 to December 2005
  • Teaching Assistant, Cell Biology, University of Arizona, January 2004 to May 2004
  • Undergraduate Teaching Assistant, Molecular Biology Lab, Clemson University, August 2001 to December 2001


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