Martin graduated from Manchester University in 2016 with a B.S. in chemistry (cum laude) and minors in Spanish and biology. As an undergraduate, he was a recipient of the Research Experience for Undergraduate (REU) Fellowship from 2013-2015. During 2013 and 2014, he conducted research with Dr. Eric Brown at Boise State University where he studied metalloenzymes peptide deformylase and carbonic anhydrase, respectively. In 2015, he spent the summer under the guidance Dr. Marvin Miller at the University of Notre Dame where he worked on the development of succinimide-oxamazin derivatives as potential antibiotics. Martin joined the Hergenrother lab in the fall of 2016 as an NIH CBI Fellow and a Virginia Bartow Scholar, and is working to create novel antibacterial compounds.
While at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign Martin has been the recipient of the Summer Pre-Doctoral Institute (SPI) Outstanding Scholar Award and Best Roundtable Presentation Award at the Illinois Summer Research Symposium.