Dr Alyce Martin

Research Fellow

College of Medicine and Public Health

place Flinders Medical Centre
GPO Box 2100, Adelaide 5001, South Australia

Dr Alyce Martin is an ARC DECRA Fellow in the College of Medicine and Public Health, and Flinders Health and Medical Research Institute at Flinders University. Her research portfolio is centred around characterising the functional biology of hormone producing enteroendocrine cells in the gut, with a particular interest in serotonin producing enterochromaffin (EC) cells. She is using her specialst skills in gut endocrinology to examine how EC cells sense the unique environment of the gut, including dietary nutrients and bacteria, and how this impacts fundamental physiological processes such as gut function, metabolism, fat storage and gut-brain signalling.

Qualifications

Ph.D. in Medicine

Conferred December 2018, Flinders University

The role of enterochromaffin cells as sensors in the gastrointestinal lumen

B. Science with Honours (1st Class)

2012, Flinders University

B. Medical Science

2011, Major: Biochemistry and Medicinal Chemistry, Flinders University

Honours, awards and grants
  • Discovery Early Career Researcher Award (2022-2024) - Australian Research Council
  • Millenium Science Spatial Pioneers Fellowship (2021) - 10X Genomics, Inc.
  • Vice Chancellor's Award for Early Career Researchers (2021) - Flinders University
  • PhD/Postdoctoral Publication Award (2019) - College of Medicine and Public Health
  • PhD/Postdoctoral Award (2019) - College of Medicine and Public Health
  • Impact Seed Funding for Early Career Researchers (2019) - Flinders University
  • Conference ECR Travel Award (2017) - ANZOS-OSSANZ-AOCO
  • Best Poster Award (2015) - Centre for Neuroscience
  • Kathleen V. Russell Prize for Neurobiology (2015) - Centre for Neuroscience
  • Best Student Poster Award (2015) - International Society for Chromaffin Cell Biology
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