Keith Martin, PhD

Research Assistant Professor

Fieldhouse 311
Office Hours
By appointment
Keith Martin Faculty Photo

About Keith Martin

Keith R. Martin, PhD earned his doctorate 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, Mass. 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. Dr. Martin 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.


PhD Nutritional Biochemistry - University of North Carolina, Greensboro - 1996 
MTox Toxicology - North Carolina State University - 2001
BA Chemistry and Biology - University of North Carolina, Greensboro - 1987