Rachel W. Martin


4136 Natural Sciences 1, Irvine, CA 92697-2025Rachel_Martin

rwmartin@uci.edu (949) 824-7959

Current Position:

Professor. August 2017-present.

Associate professor. July 2011-August 2017.

Assistant professor. July 2005-July 2011.

Joint appointment, Department of Molecular Biology and Biochemistry. December 2005-present

Education and Training:

UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA, BERKELEY, College of Chemistry August 2002-June 2005. Postdoctoral advisor: Prof. Alexander Pines

YALE UNIVERSITY, Graduate School of Arts and Sciences Ph.D. in physical chemistry, December 2002.
Thesis advisor: Prof. Kurt W. Zilm.

ARIZONA STATE UNIVERSITY, University Honors College B.S. in chemistry, August 1997. Research Advisor: George H. Wolf.



Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science 2008

Camille and Henry Dreyfus New Faculty Award 2005

Professional Affiliations:

American Association for the Advancement of Science

American Chemical Society

Biophysical Society

International Society of Magnetic Resonance in Medicine

Fun Fact:  While a Professor at UC Irvine, someone wrote and directed a play about Rachel’s life which included a throwback to her graduate school days when she was the founding member of, and solo baritone saxophonist for, a band named Blowhole.