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Thomas Martin

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Honors Faculty Fellow
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 0180
SUM/WTR Faculty
Faculty, POLY Campus, Mailcode 0180
Biography

Tom Martin is a faculty fellow with Barrett, The Honors College on the Polytechnic campus. He is former Chief Scientific Officer of Diffusion Pharmaceuticals, a biotech company that has since gone public, and has drug candidates entering Phase III FDA trials. He has published research articles in journals such as Structure and Nature Structural Biology, as well as popular essays in Seed magazine and The Christian Science Monitor. He was the initial Barrett faculty fellow at the Polytechnic campus, and is interested in technology/social issues surrounding implementation of renewable energy sources. He has an ongoing association with Global Resolve, a social entrepreneurship program that involves ASU students in real-world projects that directly improves people's lives in underdeveloped nations throughout the world.

Education
  • Ph.D. Molecular Biophysics, University of Virginia
  • M.A. History and Philosophy of Science, University of Pittsburgh 
Publications
  • Thomas Martin, U Derewenda, Z Dauter, Y Devedjiev, P Sheffield, F Jelen, M He, D Sherman, J Otlewski, Z Derewenda. Molecular basis of Mitomycin C resistance in streptomyces: structure and function of the MRD protein. Structure (2002).
  • T McMullen, J Li, P Sheffield, J Aoki, Thomas Martin, H Arai, K Inoue, Z Derewenda. The functional implications of the dimerization of the catalytic subunits of the mammalian brain platelet-activating factor acetylhydrolase (Ib). Protein Engineering (2000).
Summer 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 323History of Science
HON 394Special Topics
BIO 394Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 194Special Topics
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 323History of Science
BIO 394Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 194Special Topics
HON 370History of Ideas
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 323History of Science
BIO 394Special Topics
Spring 2016
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 194Special Topics
HON 394Special Topics
Summer 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 323History of Science
Spring 2015
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
HON 394Special Topics
Fall 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 194Special Topics
HON 294Special Topics
Summer 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HPS 323History of Science
Spring 2014
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 272The Human Event
Fall 2013
Course NumberCourse Title
HON 171The Human Event
HON 194Special Topics
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