Whitney Martin

Research Assistant III

As a researcher in the Reinholdt lab, I work with a variety of developmental mutations that lead to instabilities within the mammalian genome.

I first came to work at the Jackson Laboratory as a college intern in the Fall of 2011. I had the privilege of being mentored by Dr. Kevin Seburn in the Lab of Dr. Robert Burgess. Our research focused primarily on Neurodegenerative diseases and defects within the neuromuscular system.

Following graduation, I joined the lab of Dr. Cathleen Lutz and furthered my studies of diseases of the neuromuscular system, specifically Spinal Muscular Atrophy and Duchenne's Muscular Dystrophy.

I have recently expanded my research interests, and have joined Dr. Laura Reinholdt in the study of the mammalian genome. Presently, I study a variety of developmental mutations that give rise to genomic instabilities, which have adverse affects on chromosome segregation, germline development, cell division, and bone development.