Glenroy "Dean" Martin
1996 University of the West Indies (UWI), B.S.
2003 University of the West Indies (UWI), Ph.D.
Scripps Institution of Oceanography, Postdoctoral Research Scholar
Florida Atlantic University, Postdoctoral Research Associate
Courses TaughtOrganic Chemistry I & II Lectures
Organic Chemistry I & II Laboratory Classes
Advanced Organic Spectroscopy
Career SpecialtiesDean Martin’s teaching interests are primarily in the field of organic chemistry.
Professional and Community Activities:Dean Martin specializes in the area of drug discovery. He is focused on the isolation of natural products that possess antimicrobial, anti-inflammatory and anticancer activities. These natural products are obtained from terrestrial as well as marine environs such as sponges, soft corals, tunicates and marine microorganisms. His work incorporates a multifaceted approach from various disciplines such as molecular biology, microbiology and natural products isolation chemistry.
Martin is a member of the American Chemical Society, the American Society of Pharmacognosy and Sigma Xi. He currently serves as coordinator of UT Advanced Placement (AP) Chemistry Day, coordinator of the American Chemical Society (ACS) Project SEED Program and as regional coordinator for the United States National Chemistry Olympiad (USNCO) competition. He has recently published his research work in Natural Product Communications and Current Organic Chemistry journals and has also received extramural funding to support his research.
Honors and Awards
2010 Best of Chemistry - Scholars of Engineering, Applied Sciences and Technology Annual Research Symposium (University of West Florida)
2009 Elected to Sigma XI
2009 D. John Faulkner Award (American Society of Pharmacognosy)
2009 Excellence in Undergraduate Teaching and Advising award (University of West Florida)