Negin P. Martin, Ph.D.

Negin P. Martin, Ph. D
Research Triangle Park
Dioxin; Thyroid; Metabolic effects; Obesity / 919-782-3219

Negin P. Martin, Ph.D. is a biologist in a federal research laboratory in Research Triangle Park. Her research focuses on how dioxin and other environmental toxins affect the molecular workings of the thyroid hormone system -- specifically, how contaminants may change the hormones that control brain development/aging and metabolism, possibly contributing to learning disorders, degenerative disease and obesity. She is particularly interested in outlining the biochemical signaling paths responsible for rapid thyroid hormone signaling in brain cells.