John Robert Martin
John R. Martin is an assistant professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering in the College of Engineering and Applied Science at the University of Cincinnati. Dr. Martin completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Kentucky where he majored in Biosystems Engineering before obtaining a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Vanderbilt University investigating cell-degradable tissue engineering scaffolds. Following his doctoral work, he completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in the Department of Chemical Engineering where he researched drug delivery systems for the regeneration of craniofacial bone tissue.
Dr. Martin leads the Bioresponsive Materials Lab at UC, exploring “smart” biomaterial systems that leverage precise cell-generated signals (including reactive oxygen species and enzymatic activity) to activate biomaterial functionality and guide tissue regeneration. This interdisciplinary research integrates polymer science and materials engineering alongside pharmacology and biology to build new systems for regenerating orthopedic injuries in the clinic.
Ruth L. Kirschstein (F32) Postdoctoral Fellow : Massachusetts Institute of Technology Cambridge, MA, 2020 (Chemical Engineering)
Ph.D.: Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, 2016 (Biomedical Engineering)
M.S.: Vanderbilt University Nashville, TN, 2013 (Biomedical Engineering)
B.S.: University of Kentucky Lexington, KY, 2011 (Biosystems Engineering)
Grant: #W81XWH-22-1-0075 Investigators:Martin, John 01-15-2022 -01-14-2024 Department of the Army Medical Research Acquisition Activity Inflammation-responsive antibiotic coatings for prophylactic bacterial infection treatment in orthopedic reconstructions Role:PI 324000.00 Awarded Level:Federal
Grant: #Jr. Faculty Enhancement Award Investigators:Martin, John 06-01-2022 -05-31-2023 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Enhancing biomaterial responsiveness through organoselenium polymer engineering Role:PI 5000.00 Awarded Level:Non Profit
Grant: #Ralph E. Powe Junior Faculty Enhancement Award Investigators:Martin, John 06-01-2022 -05-31-2023 Oak Ridge Associated Universities Enhancing biomaterial responsiveness through organoselenium polymer engineering Role:PI 5000.00 Awarded Level:Non Profit
Grant: #1R21DE031391 Investigators:Martin, John; Rao, Marepalli 09-01-2022 -08-31-2024 National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research Environmentally-responsive, dual-stage microparticle drug depots with healing-driven growth factor delivery for craniofacial bone regeneration Role:PI 194993.00 Awarded Level:Federal