Paul Martin, Ph.D.

Associate Professor, Dept. of Pediatrics; Nationwide Children's Research Institute
Faculty

 

Current Research Description

Dr. Martin's research is focused on the role of glycoyslation in synapse formation and muscular dystrophy. Dr. Martin discovered the expression of novel cell surface carbohydrate structures at the neuromuscular synapse, and has shown that overexpression of such structures in skeletal muscle can functionally compensate for the loss of proteins in the mouse model of Duchenne muscular dystrophy. The laboratory is currently designing therapeutic strategies, including gene therapy, to alter glycosylation in patients with various forms of muscular dystrophy. Additional work involves defining the function of proteins in forms of congenital muscular dystrophy involving defects in protein glycosylation. Other studies involve understanding the role of particular carbohydrate structures in the development of the brain, and the development of diagnostic and therapeutic reagents for Alzheimer's disease.

Areas of Expertise
  • Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience
Education
  • PhD: University of California, Berkeley
  • Postdoctoral Training: Washington University Medical School

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Phone:
614) 355-3574
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614) 722-3273
700 Childrens Drive, Room WA3023
Columbus, OH 43205