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Daniel Martínez

Professor of Biology and Chair

Contact Information

R. C. Seaver Biology Building,
Room 114
175 W Sixth Street
Claremont, CA 91711
909-607-7926
daniel.martinez@pomona.edu
Martínez Lab Website

Education

Ph.D. State University of New York, Stony Brook
Licenciado, Universidad Nacional del Sur, Bahía Blanca, Argentina

Professional Experience

Professor of Biology, Pomona College
Chair of Biology Department, Pomona College
Coordinator of the Molecular Biology Program, Pomona College

Courses

Biology 1A: Human Genetics for Non-Majors
Biology 40: Introductory Genetics
Biology 109: Molecular Evolution

Research Interests

The research in my lab focuses on the mechanisms of aging in hydra and in the evolution and biogeography of hydra.

Selected Publications

Rose M. R., T. Flatt, J. L. Graves, L. F. Greer, D. E. Martínez, M. M. Matos, L. D. Mueller, R. J. Shmookler Reis & Parvin Shahrestani, 2012. What is Aging? Frontiers of Genetics (in press).

Martínez, D E & D. Bridge, 2012. Hydra, the everlasting embryo, confronts aging. Int. J. Dev. Biology (in press)

Juárez A.B., C.G.Vélez. A. R. Iñiguez*, D. E. Martínez, M. C. Rodríguez, M. S. Vigna & M. C. Ríos de Molina, 2011. A Parachlorella kessleri (Trebouxiophyceae, Chlorophyta) strain from an extremely acidic geothermal pond in Argentina. Phycologia 50: 413-421.

Bridge D., A. Theofiles*, R. Holler*, E. Marcinkevicius*, R. Steele, & D. Martínez, 2010. FoxO and Stress Responses in the Cnidarian Hydra vulgaris. PLoS ONE 5 (7): e11686

Martínez D E , A R Iñiguez*; K M Percell*; J B Willner*; J Signorovitch*; R D Campbell, 2010. Phylogeny And Biogeography Of Hydra (Cnidaria: Hydridae) Using Mitochondrial And Nuclear DNA Sequences. Molecular Phylogenetics and Evolution 57 (20): 403-410.

Chapman, J.A., Kirkness, E.F., Simakov, O., Hampson, S.E., Mitros, T., Weinmaier, T., Rattei, T., Balasubramanian, P.G., Borman, J., Busam, D., Disbennett, K., Sumin, N., Sutton, G.G., Viswanathan, L.D., Walenz, B., Goodstein, D.M., Hellsten, U., Kawashima, T., Prochnik, S.E., Putnam, N.H., Shu, S., Blumberg, B., Dana, C.E., Gee, L., Kibler, D.F., Law, L., Lindgens, D., Martinez, D.E., Peng, J., Wigge, P.A., Bertulat, B., Guder, C., Nakamura, Y., Ozbek, S., Watanabe, H., Konstantin, Khalturin, Hemmrich, G., Franke, A., Augustin, R., Fraune, S., Hayakawa, E., Hayakawa, S., Hirose, M., Hwang, J.S., KazuhoIkeo, Nishimiya-Fujisawa, C., Ogura, A., Takahashi, T., Steinmetz, P.R.H., Zhang, X., Aufschnaiter, R., Eder, M.-K., Gorny, A.-K., Salvenmoser, W., Heimberg, A.M., Wheeler, B.M., Peterson, K.J., Böttger, A., Tischler, P., Wolf, A., Gojobori, T., Remington, K.A., Strausberg, R.L., Venter, J.C., Technau, U., Hobmayer, B., Bosch, T.C.G., Holstein, T.W., Fujisawa, T., Bode, H.R., David, C.N., Rokhsar, D.S., Steele, R.E., 2010. The dynamic genome of Hydra. Nature 464: 592-596.

D.M. Bridge, C.T. Ha*, A. Nemir*, A. Renden*, M.M. Rorick*, A. Shaffer, D.M. Underkoffler, A.E. Wills*, and D.E. Martínez. 2004. Variations on a theme? Polyp and medusa development in Podocoryna carnea. Hydrobiologia 530-531: 299-307. [abstract]

Martínez, D.E. 2002. Senescence and rejuvenation in asexual metazoans. In: R.N. Hughes, ed. Reproductive Biology of Invertebrates, Vol. XI, Progress in Asexual Reproduction. Oxford & IBH Publishing, New Delhi.

K.H. Kaestner, W. Kníchel, and D.E. Martínez. 2000. Unified nomenclature for the winged helix/forkhead transcription factors. Genes Dev. 14: 142-146. [full text | pdf]

Martínez, D.E., D. Bridge, L. Masuda-Nakagawa, and P. Cartwright. 1998. Cnidarian homeoboxes and the zootype. Nature 393: 748-749. [abstract]

*Undergraduate co-author