Thomas Martin

CNTR 140A
POLY CAMPUS
Mesa

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 currently doing most of his teaching for the TW Lewis Center.  He is also the Advisor for the Flinn Scholars, helping to found their Community Service Mentoring course. Through his affiliation with both the Lewis Center and the Flinn Foundation, he hopes to promote stronger connections between ASU and the local community.

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).

Courses

Fall 2021
Course Number Course Title
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 294 Special Topics
BIO 317 History of Science II
HPS 323 History of Science II
HON 492 Honors Directed Study
HON 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2021
Course Number Course Title
BIO 317 History of Science
HPS 323 History of Science
Spring 2021
Course Number Course Title
HON 294 Special Topics
HON 484 Internship
HON 493 Honors Thesis
Fall 2020
Course Number Course Title
HON 171 The Human Event
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 294 Special Topics
HON 484 Internship
HON 492 Honors Directed Study
HON 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2020
Course Number Course Title
BIO 317 History of Science
HPS 323 History of Science
Spring 2020
Course Number Course Title
HON 272 The Human Event
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 499 Individualized Instruction
Fall 2019
Course Number Course Title
HON 171 The Human Event
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 370 History of Ideas
HON 394 Special Topics
HON 499 Individualized Instruction
Summer 2019
Course Number Course Title
BIO 317 History of Science
HPS 323 History of Science
HON 394 Special Topics
Spring 2019
Course Number Course Title
HON 272 The Human Event
HON 394 Special Topics
Fall 2018
Course Number Course Title
HON 171 The Human Event
HON 394 Special Topics
Summer 2018
Course Number Course Title
HPS 323 History of Science
HON 394 Special Topics
BIO 394 Special Topics
Spring 2018
Course Number Course Title
HON 272 The Human Event
HON 394 Special Topics
Fall 2017
Course Number Course Title
HON 171 The Human Event
HON 194 Special Topics
HON 370 History of Ideas
HON 394 Special Topics
Summer 2017
Course Number Course Title
HPS 323 History of Science
BIO 394 Special Topics
Spring 2017
Course Number Course Title
HON 272 The Human Event
HON 394 Special Topics

Expertise Areas