Company: University of Maryland School of Medicine
Job title: Professor, Physiology, Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum NCI Comprehensive Cancer Center
Dr. Martin is working to apply physical science and engineering approaches to study the mechanical properties of circulating tumor cells (CTCs), and discovered novel microtentacles on the surface of CTCs that promote metastasis. Dr. Martin received his Ph.D. from the University of California, San Diego, after training as a Howard Hughes undergraduate research fellow at the University of Virginia. Dr. Martin completed a Damon Runyon postdoctoral fellowship at Harvard Medical School that combined functional genomic studies with mouse models of breast tumor metastasis, under the mentorship of Dr. Phil Leder. Dr. Martin is currently a Professor at the Marlene and Stewart Greenebaum Comprehensive Cancer Center (UMGCCC).