Research Interests and Activities
I’m a toxicologist and environmental analytical chemist with general interests in what environmental contaminants we are exposed to, how we become exposed, and the toxicological consequences. I am particularly concerned with early-life exposures to persistent and bioaccumulative organic contaminants that may alter developmental trajectories of humans and wildlife, leading to permanent changes in physiology, behaviour and intelligence.
It is a very exciting time to be working in this field due to the new tools available for research. We are now building an Ultratrace Non-Target Laboratory (UNTARGET Lab) at Science for Life Laboratory (SciLifeLab) which will house (ultra)high resolution mass spectrometers for discovery of important new chemical contaminants in air, water and blood. The surrounding research environment at SciLifeLab specializes in genomics, epigenomics, proteomics, functional biology and bioimaging, creating endless possibilities to investigate the questions that we have using best-available biomolecular technologies.
Biographical Information. Dr Martin is currently Professor of Toxicological Environmental Chemistry at Stockholm University and has a secondary appointment to SciLifeLab. He was formerly a Full Professor at University of Alberta in the Division of Analytical and Environmental Toxicology. He has published more than 140 publications and has an H-index >50.
- PhD Toxicology (2002, University of Guelph)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Environmental Chemistry (2002, University of Toronto)
- Post-Doctoral Fellowship in Pharmaceutical Sciences (2003, University of Toronto)