Michelle Quinlivan PhD
Michelle has always had a love of all things equine and was a keen showjumper in her youth.
Michelle gained First class honours BSc in Equine Science from the University of Limerick (Ireland) in 2002. Her PhD in Equine Influenza Virus was completed between the Virology Unit of the Irish Equine Centre and the Microbiology Department of Mount Sinai School of Medicine in New York and awarded by the University of Limerick in 2006.
She holds a PGCE in Secondary Education (Biology) and a FHEA from the University of Chester.
Michelle was a course manager, research project supervisor and lecturer at Reaseheath College 2014-2019.
Modules delivered included, Research Methods, Equine Genetics and Breeding, Mammalian Biochemistry, Veterinary Microbiology and Immunology.
Michelle’s primary research interest is Equine virology, she has spent over ten years on projects involving molecular characterisation and development of diagnostic assays for equine influenza, rhinitis, herpes and infectious anaemia viruses she also has a keen interest in vaccine development and advances in genetic engineering technologies.