George Martin

George Martin

George Martin is Professor Emeritus of Pathology (Active) at the University of Washington, where he has also served as an Adjunct Professor of Genome Sciences. He was the Founding Director of that institution’s Medical Scientist Training Program, Alzheimer’s Disease Research Center and the first NIA T32 training grant on genetic approaches to aging research. His activities related to the biology of aging have included the Presidency of the Gerontological Society of America, the Scientific Directorship and Presidency of the American Federation for Aging Research, membership on the National Advisory Council and Board of Scientific Counselors of the National Institute on Aging, member and Chair of the Scientific Advisory Board of the Ellison Medical Foundation and Chairmanship of a Gordon Conference on the Biology of Aging. Honors for his research have included the Brookdale, Kleemeier and Paul Glenn Foundation awards of the Gerontological Society of America, the Allied-Signal Corporation Award, the Irving Wright Award of the American Federation for Aging Research, the American Aging Association Research Medal and Distinguished Scientist Award, the Pruzanski Award of the American College of Medical Genetics, and a World Alzheimer Congress Lifetime Achievement Award. He has also received an Outstanding Alumnus Award from the University of Washington School of Medicine. Dr. Martin was elected to the Institute of Medicine of the National Academy of Sciences and now serves as a Senior Member. Dr. Martin’s research focus has been on genetic aspects of aging in mammals, particularly human subjects. That research led to the characterizations of mutations responsible for several segmental progeroid syndromes, notably the Werner syndrome, as well as early studies of the genetics of dementias of the Alzheimer type.

Affiliations and Expertise

University of Washington, Seattle, WA, USA