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Keith Martin

Research Assistant Professor

Phone
(901) 678-3437
Fax
(901) 678-3591
Office
Fieldhouse 311
Office Hours
By Appointment

About Keith Martin

Keith R. Martin earned his PhD in the field of Nutritional Biochemistry at the University of North Carolina in Greensboro with a focus on dietary antioxidants and reduction of oxidative stress. He went on to do his postdoctoral training in the Department of Nutritional of Immunology and Vascular Biology at Tufts University in Boston, MA where his work focused on the effects of carotenoids (beta carotene, lutein, etc.) and tocopherols (vitamin E) on vascular function and interaction with immune cells. He then went to the National Institute of Health for postdoctoral training in Research Triangle Park, NC where his research focused on developing genetic models of human cancer to study the effects of antioxidant dose on cancer development. Since transitioning to the University of Memphis, he has focused on the effects of nutraceuticals and dietary supplements on mitigation of chronic disease risk.

Education

Ph.D. - Nutritional Biochemistry - University of North Carolina, Greensboro - 1996 
M.Tox. Toxicology - North Carolina State University, Raleigh - 2001
B.A. Chemistry and Biology - University of North Carolina, Greensboro - 1987