Associate Professor Emerita
Department of Biology

Phone: 617-573-8247
Fax: 617-573-8245
Email: bmartin@suffolk.edu

Education

  • PhD, SUNY Downstate Medical Center
  • BA, CUNY Hunter College

Research Interests

  • Extracellular Matrix
  • Signal Transduction
  • Cell Growth

Employment

2003-present Associate Professor, Dept. of Biology, Suffolk University
1998-2002 Assistant Professor, Dept. of Biology, Suffolk University
1997-1998 Assistant Professor (Part-Time), Dept. of Biology, Suffolk University
1996-1997 Instructor (Part-Time), Dept. of Biology, Suffolk University
1994-1996 Adjunct Faculty, Dept. of Biology, Suffolk University

Publications

Peer Review Articles

Jackson, L.E., Faris, B., Martin, B. M., Jones, H. V., Rich, C. B., Foster, J.A. and Franzblau, C. The Effect of β-Aminopropionitrile on Elastin Gene Expressions in Smooth Muscle Cell Cultures. Biochem. Biophys. Res. Comm. 179: 939-944, 1991.
Martin, B.M., Ritchie, A.R., Toselli, P. and Franzblau, C. Elastin Synthesis and Accumulation by Irradiated Smooth Muscle Cells, Conn. Tis. Res. 28: 181-189, 1992. Rich, C.B., Ewton, D.Z., Martin, B.M., Florini, J.R., Bashir, M., Rosenbloom, J., and Foster, J.A. IGF-I Regulation of Elastogenesis: A Comparison of Aortic and Lung Cells. Am. J. Physiol. 263 (Lung Cell. Mol. Physiolo. 7): L276-L282, 1992. Hospelhorn, A.C., Martin, B.M. and Franzblau, C. Type IV Collagen Synthesis and Accumulation in Neonatal Rat Aortic Smooth Muscle Cell Cultures, Matrix 12: 352-361, 1992.

Invited Articles

Martin, B.M. Safety in the Tissue Culture Laboratory, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Macmillan Reference Limited, London UK (current address: els@nature.com), online March, 2001.
Martin, B.M. Cell Cloning and Plating Efficiency, Encyclopedia of Life Sciences, Macmillan Reference Limited, London UK (current address: els@nature.com), online April, 2001.

Book Chapters

Cole, A.A., Matthews, H.R. and Martin, B.M. Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, and Biology of Tissues. In USMLE Step 1 Review, J.S. Goldberg, ed. Sage Publications, Inc., Thousand Oaks, CA, pp 65-119, 1996.

Books

Martin, B.M., Tissue Culture Techniques: An Introduction. Birkhauser, Boston, 1994.
Martin, B.M., Tissue Culture Techniques: An Introduction, 2nd Edition, Springer-Verlag, New York, in preparation.

Courses Taught

BIO 111- Major’s Biology
BIO 262 - Cell Culture
BIO 403/L403 - Cell Biology
BIO 475/L475 - Developmental Biology
MS 416 - Radiation Biology