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Professor Paul Martin

Professor Paul Martin

Professor Paul Martin
BSc(Sus), PhD(Lond)

Professor of Cell Biology

Area of research

Inflammation in repair and cancer

Office F32
School of Medical Sciences,
University Walk, Clifton BS8 1TD
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Tel. +44 (0) 117 331 2298

Research summary

We model wound healing in several genetically tractable model organism from the fruitfly, Drosophila, through to mice.   Of particular interest to us is the wound inflammatory response which we have shown to be causal of scarring at the wound site.  Our current goal is to use a mix of live imaging and genetic studies to determine how recruited innate immune cells direct aberant deposition of collagen at sites of tissue damage. Recently, we have also begun investigating parallels between wound healing and cancer. We use translucent zebrafish to model cancer surgery, in particular investigating how the wound inflammatory ...

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Biography

Paul Martin did his undergrad degree at Sussex and then a PhD with Julian Lewis at King’s London, before setting up lab in Oxford Anatomy; he moved to UCL Anatomy where he was for 10 years and then in 2003 moved to a joint position in Bristol’s Biochemistry and Physiology Departments.  His lab works on wound healing and has established models to study repair and inflammation in mouse and zebrafish and Drosophila.  The current twin foci of his lab are to investigate  the genetics  and cell biology of wound inflammation, in order to learn how best to modulate ...

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Recent publications

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