Gail R. Martin


Gail R. Martin

Professor Gail R. Martin, is in charge of the developmental biology program at the University of California, San Francisco. She is a member of the American Academy of Arts & Sciences, a member of the National Academy of Sciences (Cellular and developmental biology), and is the President of the Society for Developmental Biology.cite web |url = http://www.ucsf.edu/grmlab/ |title = Welcome to Gail Martin's Lab |publisher = University of California, San Francisco]

In 1981 Martin, working at the University of California, San Francisco, [cite journal | author = Martin G | title = Isolation of a pluripotent cell line from early mouse embryos cultured in medium conditioned by teratocarcinoma stem cells. | journal = Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A | volume = 78 | issue = 12 | pages = 7634–8 |month = December| year = 1981 | pmid = 6950406 | doi = 10.1073/pnas.78.12.7634] and Martin Evans and Matthew Kaufman, working at the University of Cambridge, [cite journal | author = Evans M, Kaufman M | title = Establishment in culture of pluripotential cells from mouse embryos. | journal = Nature | volume = 292 | issue = 5819 | pages = 154–6 | month = July |year = 1981 | pmid = 7242681 | doi = 10.1038/292154a0] England, separately and simultaneously discovered techniques for extracting stem cells from mouse embryos. Martin is attributed with coining the term "embryonic stem cell".

Career

*1971 - Ph.D. from the University of California at Berkeley.
*Early 1970s - postdoctoral research at Martin Evans laboratory, University College London.
*1976 - University of California, San Francisco, and became Professor in the Department of Anatomy, and she is now in charge of the PIBS Program in Developmental Biology.

Awards

*1991 - Guggenheim Fellowship
*2002 - Edwin Grant Conklin Medal from the Society for Developmental Biology. [cite web |url = http://www.sdbonline.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=8 |title = Edwin Grant Conklin Medal |publisher = Society for Developmental Biology]
*2007 - Pearl Meister Greengard Prize

References

*cite web |url = http://irm.ucsf.edu/Faculty/bios/PAGES/martin_gail.aspx | title =Gail R. Martin, Ph.D. | publisher = University of California, San Francisco
*cite web |url = http://www.sfgate.com/cgi-bin/article.cgi?f=/c/a/2001/08/10/MN86361.DTL |title = Profile: Gail Martin |publisher = SFGate.com |date = 2001-08-10
* [http://biologybiozine.com/articles/unit-2-cells/stem_cell_research_potential_s.php Stem Cell Research — Potential Solutions, Practical Challenges]


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