Michelle Murphy Green graduated from Franklin College in Indiana in 2016 with a Bachelor of Arts in Psychology and Spanish. She went on to obtain her Masters of Science in Biotechnology from IU Bloomington in 2017, while simultaneously working in Dr. Ken Mackie's Lab, performing research on glycosylation of CB1 receptors and its effects on receptor signaling.
She is currently in her fourth year in the PNS and PBS Ph.D. programs at IU Bloomington and continues to work in the Mackie Lab within the Gill Center. Her research focus is on understanding how perinatal cannabinoid exposure effect neuronal maturation in the prefrontal cortex. She is the second individual to receive a Gill Fellowship, a prestigous award allowing her to focus exclusively on her research within a Gill Center laboratory while continuing to work for the University.
Green became interested in studying with Dr. Mackie and his lab in the Gill Center due to a desire to gain more exposure to and understanding of the molecular and neurological processes that control the human experience. The Mackie lab focuses on