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Dr Richard Martin

Richard Martin
  • Location: USA
  • Year of Fellowship: 2017
  • Route to Fellowship: Meritorious Contributions to Knowledge

Field of work

Universities and colleges

Areas of special interest

  • Anthelmintic research and development
  • Veterinary pharmacology
  • Parasitology

Areas of support

  • Collaborative research
  • International issues
  • One Health Agenda

Professional positions

  • Distinguished Professor, Department of Biomedical Sciences, College of Veterinary Medicine, Iowa State University, USA
  • Editorial Board, Vet Record
  • NIH study section, Grant Reviewer


  • Clarence Hartley Distinguished Professor
  • E.A. Benbrook Endowed Chair of Pathology & Parasitology
  • Fellow of the Physiological Society
  • Fellow of the British Pharmacological Society


Richard Martin BVSc, PhD, DSc, DipECVPT, FPhysiol, FBPharmacolS, FRCVS

Department of Biomedical Sciences, Iowa State University, USA, Clarence Hartley Distinguished Professor, and E.A. Benbrook Endowed Chair of Pathology & Parasitology.

• Son of a dairy vet in Leicestershire
• Liverpool Veterinary School and Qualified BVSc, MRCVS
• Interest was stimulated in the Nervous System by Prof King
• Pursued a PhD studying physiology of the CNS
• Influenced by Dr Knifton (Liverpool University Pharmacology) and took a Lectureship at R(D)SVS, Edinburgh University in veterinary pharmacology
• Developed a research interest and published over 130 refereed papers on the modes of action of anthelmintic drugs that have effects on parasite membrane ion-channels (piperazine, diethylcarbamazine, levamisole, pyrantel, morantel, derquantel, emodepside)
• Promoted Reader and then Professor at University of Edinburgh before joining the Department of Biomedical Sciences at Iowa State University, USA
• Promoted Distinguished Professor and Endowed with E.A. Benbrook Chair of pathology and parasitology at Iowa State University
• Research interests funded by NIH: Development of novel anthelmintics, modes of action of anthelmintics and mechanisms of anthelmintic resistance in filaria including heartworm and gastro-intestinal nematodes.
• Martin, RJ (1997). Modes of action of anthelmintic drugs. Vet J. 154, 11-34
• Verma S et al. (2017). Functional genomics in Brugia malayi. PNAS 114, 5539-5544

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