Thomas F. J. Martin

Emeritus Professor 2022-present
Professor 1994-2022
Wasson Professorship in Biochemistry 263-2427

241B HF DeLuca Biochemistry Laboratories
433 Babcock Drive
Madison, WI 53706-1544


A.B., Cornell University
Ph.D., Harvard University


Regulation of hormone and neurotransmitter secretion and inositol phospholipid biochemistry

Current research in the Martin lab focuses on elucidating the function of phospholipid-binding proteins (e.g., CAPS, Munc13) that prime the SNARE-based secretory apparatus for membrane fusion, and elucidating functional roles of CAPS throughout the secretory pathway.

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Areas of Expertise

  • Cell Structure & Signaling
  • Membrane Dynamics & Proteins
  • Metabolism & Endocrinology