Miriam Martin

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Lecturer (PSOE)


Microbiology and Molecular Genetics

Offices and Labs

Briggs Hall Room 109


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


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


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

Teaching Interests

My goal is to teach microbiology in such a way that students graduate with a solid understanding of core microbiology concepts, and proficiency in the skills expected of professional scientists. I am adopting teaching practices that foster a student-focused learning environment, including the use of peer instruction and assessment, cooperative exams, student response systems, and other tools that facilitate active learning and higher order thinking. Student learning gains will be assessed using a microbiology concept inventory that is designed to test student mastery of fundamental microbiology concepts, and rejection of common misconceptions.


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


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  • 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.