Stuart S. MartinPhD
Sturat Martin received his Ph.D. from the University of California-San Diego in Biomedical Sciences, a program that combined molecular cell biology with pharmacology and physiology. As a graduate student with Dr. Jerry Olefsky,he focused on insulin-stimulated rearrangement of the actin cytoskeleton, and demonstrated that PI3-Kinase was sufficient to induce actin membrane ruffling and stress fiber breakdown.
After graduating in 1998, he moved to Dr. Phil Leder's lab at Harvard Medical School to study how cell shape and the actin cytoskeleton can influence cell survival. His postdoctoral training allowed him to combine functional genomic tissue culture systems with mouse models of breast cancer. In 2004, he joined the Department of Physiology as an Assistant Professor.