Miriam Martin

Miriam Martin

Position Title
Assistant Professor of Teaching

Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, College of Biological Sciences

Briggs Hall Room 191


  • MIC 104L General Microbiology Lab, Fall, Winter
  • MIC 102 Introductory Microbiology, Spring
  • MIC 105L Bacterial Diversity Lab (occasionally)

Honors and Awards

  • 2015-2016 National Academies Education Fellow in the Life Sciences
  • 2003 Indiana Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM) travel award.
  • 2000-2003 Floyd Microbiology Fellowship, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • 2002 ASM travel award
  • 2001 Walter Konetzka Fellowship in Microbiology, Indiana University-Bloomington (for excellence in teaching)
  • 1997-2000 National Institutes of Health Genetics Training Grant, Indiana University-Bloomington
  • 1994-1994 Dean’s List at University of Oregon
  • 1995-1996 Research Experience for Undergraduates grant
  • 1994-1994 Dean’s List at University of Oregon
  • 1995-1996 Research Experience for Undergraduates (REU) grant
  • 1995 Howard Hughes undergraduate research and supplemental supply grant
  • 1993 REU summer support through the University of Oregon

    Professional Societies

    • American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
    • Northern California Branch of ASM (NCASM)
    • Society for the Advancement of Biology Education Research (SABER)
    • Scholarship of Teaching and Learning (SOTL) Faculty Learning Community at UC Davis
    • National Academies


    • 2003 Doctor of Philosophy Microbiology Indiana University - Bloomington
    • 1996 Bachelor of Arts Biology University of Oregon


    Martin, Miriam E. and Jay V. Solnick. (2014) The gastric microbial community, Helicobacter pylori colonization, and disease. Gut Microbes, 5(3):345-50.

    Martin, Miriam E., Srijak Bhatnagar, Michael D. George, Bruce J. Paster, Don R. Canfield, Jonathan A. Eisen, and Jay V. Solnick. (2013) Helicobacter spp. and the resident microbiota in the stomach of the rhesus macaque. PLoS ONE, 8(10):e76375.

    Martin, Miriam E., Jacquelyn A. Dieter, Zheng Luo, Nicole Baumgarth, and Jay V. Solnick. (2012) Predicting the outcome of infectious diseases: inbred mice as a new and powerful tool for biomarker discovery. mBio, 3(5):e00199-12.

    Campbell, Elsie L., Michael L. Summers, Harry Christman, Miriam E. Martin and John C. Meeks. (2007) Global gene expression patterns of Nostoc punctiforme in steady-state dinitrogen-grown heterocyst-containing cultures and at single time points during the differentiation of akinetes and hormogonia. Journal of Bacteriology, 189(14):5247-56.

    Martin, Miriam E., Michael J. Trimble and Yves V. Brun. (2004) Cell cycle-dependent abundance, stability and localization of FtsA and FtsQ in Caulobacter crescentus. Molecular Microbiology, 54(1):60-74.

    Martin, Miriam E. and Yves V. Brun. (2004) Cyclic degradation of FtsA and FtsQ allows the coordination of DNA replication and cell division. IBASM Newletter, 7: 10-11.

    Miller, Scott R., Miriam Martin, Janeene Touchton and Richard W. Castenholz. (2002) Effects of nitrogen availability on pigmentation and carbon assimilation in the cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. strain SH-94-5. Archives of Microbiology, 177:392-400.

    Martin, Miriam. E. and Yves V. Brun. (2000) Coordinating development with the cell cycle in Caulobacter. Current Opinion in Microbiology, 3:589-595.