Gemma Martin

Research Assistant

Gem Martin (they/them/theirs) was born and raised in King George, Virginia. They earned a BS in Biology from Shenandoah University in Winchester, Virginia. Afterwards, they completed a post baccalaureate fellowship at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) in Bethesda, Maryland. Their current research involves looking at how different mutations in Nf1 and environmental factors (like maternal diet, and inflammation) interact to affect neural stem cell proliferation and differentiation within different regions of the brain. Martin is a dedicated LGBTQ+ and mental health advocate both in and out of the lab. In their free time, Martin enjoys crafting, baking and hanging out with their two grey cats, Jasper and Mica.