Associate Professor of Biomedical Sciences
Chair of Biomedical Sciences
Program Director of BMS, Microbiology & Immunology
Thomas Martin earned his undergraduate and master degrees from Quinnipiac University in the fields of Health and Science Studies and Medical Laboratory Sciences and received his Ph.D in Pathobiology from the University of Connecticut. While his graduate research focused mainly on animal disease modeling for Clostridium pathogens, his interest in human physiology has been his main passion and primary area of teaching and research since joining the Department of Biomedical Sciences in 2010.
He currently teaches a variety of undergraduate and graduate courses that focus on various aspects of human health, disease and performance. His primary teaching responsibilities are Pathophysiology (BMS 318 & BMS 518) Medical Terminology (PA 502), Human Physiology (PA 515), and Disease Mechanisms (PA 535).
His current research focuses on investigating the effects of fatigue on the human body with a primary emphasis on overtraining and endurance running. He also works with a number of the University’s Athletic teams assessing sports performance and injury prevention strategies. He has worked with over 40 students on various research projects from the Biomedical Sciences and Physical Therapy Departments as well as the Frank H. Netter MD School of Medicine and emphasis collaboration and interdisciplinary research practices. Many of his research students have presented their work at the American College of Sports Medicine regional and national meetings.
As Department Chair and Program Director of the Biomedical Sciences and Microbiology & Immunology programs he strives to create impactful, hands-on opportunities for our students in both teaching and research. His emphasis is a student-centered learning environment as well as a strong sense of community.
2016 – Present
2011 – 2016
2010 – 2010
Adjunct Faculty, Human Biology
East Hartford, CT
2010 – 2011
Visiting Assistant Professor
2005 – 2006
Mansour, S, Martin, T, Obeid, W, Pata, R, Myrick, K, Kukova, L, Jia, Y, Bjornstad, P, El-Koury, J, Parikh, C., The Role of Volume Regulation and Thermoregulation in AKI during Marathon Running, 14 Clinical Journal of the American Society of Nephrology 1-9, August (2019).
Martin, T, Pata, R, Jou, D, Narowska, G, Myrick, K, Malloy, K, LaFalce, A, Feinn, R, The influence of non-modifiable and modifiable factors on cardiac biomarkers post-marathon running The Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness 1-16, February (2019).
Myrick, K, Voss, A, Feinn, R, Martin, T, Mele, B, Garbalosa, J., Effects of season long participation on ACL volume in female intercollegiate soccer athletes, 6:12 Journal of Experimental Orthopaedics 1-6 (2019).
Minaie, A, Myrick, K, Mele, B, Feinn, R, Martin, T, Garbalosa, J, Growth or Destruction: Bone Marrow Edema Pathways, American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL (2019).
Myrick, K, Frankli, Z, Kasabo, C, Martin, T, Golden, M, Reisler, D, Feinn, R, Garbalosa, J, Evaluation Of A Novel Acl Injury Prevention Technique:can Martial Arts Fall Training (break-falling And Rolling) Alter The Lower Extremity At-risk Biomechanics In Soccer Athletes?, American College of Sports Medicine, Orlando, FL. (2019).
Woolley, K, Martin, T, High Intensity Interval Training And Acute Altitude Exposure In A Masters Athlete: A Case Study, American College of Sports Medicine , Orlando, FL (2019).
Anderson, E, Bona, A, Cardosa, K, Conzo, K, Martin, T, Feinn, R, Myrick, K, Pata, R., Effect of Marathon Running on Cardiac Biomarkers and Core Body Temperature, New England American College of Sports Medicine, Providence, RI (2018).
Mariano, D., Peterson, C., Feinn, R., Martin, T., The Effects of Training Load on Salivary Amylase, Testosterone and Performance in Collegiate Runners, American College of Sports Medicine, Minneapolis, MN (2018).
Woolley, K, Martin, T, High Intensity Interval Training and Acute Altitude Exposure in a Masters Athlete: A Case Study, New England American College of Sports Medicine, Providence, RI (2018).
Neborsky, S, Patel, M, Ratner, N, Quinn, K, Martin, T, Garbalosa, J, Intrinsic and Extrinsic Muscle FuncIon in Rearfoot Strikers During Barefoot and Shod Treadmill Running, American College of Sports Medicine, Minneapolis, MN (2018).
Mansour S., Verma G., Pata R., Martin T., Perazella M., Parikh C., Kidney Injury and Repair Biomarkers in Marathon Runners , 70(2) American Journal of Kidney Diseases 252-261, January (2017).
Myrick, K., Feinn, R., Garbalosa, J., Martin, T., Mele, B., Wallace, D., Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings of Bone Marrow Edema in a Division I NCAA Women's Soccer Team During a Competivie Season, 13(6) The Journal for Nurse Practitioners 425-432, June (2017).
Garbalosa, J., Milone, E., Lescouflair, S., Warheit, M., Feinn, R., Kiassat, C., Martin, T., The Reliability of Foot Torsional Stiffness Measurements in Asymptomatic Recreational Runners, American College of Sports Medicine, Denver, Colorado (2017).
Mariano, D., Peterson, C., Feinn, R., Martin, T., The Effects of Training Load on Salivary Amylase, Testosterone and Performance in Collegiate Runners, New England American College of Sports Medicine , Providence, Rhode Island (2017).
Narowska, G., Garbalosa, J., Myrick, K., Friedenreich, Z., Martin, T., Fatigue Induced Changes of the EMG Profile of Select Lower Extremity Muscles in Competitive Cyclists, American College of Sports Medicine , Denver, Colorado (2017).
Martin-Beaulieu J., Myrick K., Martin T., Pata R., Feinn R. , Common electrocardiogram variations pre- and post-marathon, 4(10) Clinical Case Reports 944-947 (2016).
Narowska G., Garbalosa J., Myrick K., Friedenreich K., Martin, T. , Fatigue Induced Changes of the EMG Profiles of Select Lower Extremity Muscles in Recreational Cyclists, New England Chapter American College of Sports Medicine Annual Meeting, Providence, RI (2016).
BMS student, Gabriela Narowska recieved the NEACSM Undergraduate Research Experience Grant for her project entitled "Fatigue Induced Changes of the EMG Profiles of Select Lower Extremity Muscles in Recreational Cyclists" Award: $1,000.