• 3397 Citations
1989 …2020

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Research Interests

My lab has two main research lines: one is cellular neurophysiology, with particular emphasis on the mechanisms of action potential generation and propagation and on the role of dendrites in post synaptic signal integration. This interest leads to a keen translational interest in pathological conditions characterized by neuronal hyperexcitability, such as epilepsy and pain. Accordingly, the second main research line of the lab focuses on the role of ion channels in neurological disease, and in particular on the central (brain) mechanisms mediating chronic pain.

Training Experience

2000Postdoctoral Fellowship, University of Freiburg, Germany

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, International School for Advances Studies, Trieste

… → 1995

MSc, International School for Advances Studies, Trieste

… → 1992

MD, University of Trieste

… → 1990

Research interests

  • Biophysics
  • Epilepsy
  • Ion Channels
  • Neuroscience
  • Pain

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  • Core 1: MARTINA

    Martina, M.

    National Institute on Drug Abuse


    Project: Research project

  • Research Output

    Excitatory VTA to DH projections provide a valence signal to memory circuits

    Han, Y., Zhang, Y., Kim, H., Grayson, V. S., Jovasevic, V., Ren, W., Centeno, M. V., Guedea, A. L., Meyer, M. A. A., Wu, Y., Gutruf, P., Surmeier, D. J., Gao, C., Martina, M., Apkarian, A. V., Rogers, J. A. & Radulovic, J., Dec 1 2020, In : Nature communications. 11, 1, 1466.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • The Electrophysiological Determinants of Corticospinal Motor Neuron Vulnerability in ALS

    Jara, J. H., Sheets, P. L., Nigro, M. J., Perić, M., Brooks, C., Heller, D. B., Martina, M., Andjus, P. R. & Ozdinler, P. H., May 19 2020, In : Frontiers in Molecular Neuroscience. 13, 73.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • A novel role for the late-onset Alzheimer’s disease (LOAD)-associated protein Bin1 in regulating postsynaptic trafficking and glutamatergic signaling

    Schürmann, B., Bermingham, D. P., Kopeikina, K. J., Myczek, K., Yoon, S., Horan, K. E., Kelly, C. J., Martin-de-Saavedra, M. D., Forrest, M. P., Fawcett-Patel, J. M., Smith, K. R., Gao, R., Bach, A., Burette, A. C., Rappoport, J. Z., Weinberg, R. J., Martina, M. & Penzes, P., Jan 1 2019, In : Molecular Psychiatry.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations

    Reduced ΔFosB expression in the rat nucleus accumbens has causal role in the neuropathic pain phenotype

    Pollema-Mays, S. L., Centeno, M. V., Chang, Z., Apkarian, A. V. & Martina, M., May 29 2019, In : Neuroscience Letters. 702, p. 77-83 7 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 1 Scopus citations

    Self-assembling vascular endothelial growth factor nanoparticles improve function in spinocerebellar ataxia type 1

    Hu, Y. S., Do, J., Edamakanti, C. R., Kini, A. R., Martina, M., Stupp, S. I. & Opal, P., Feb 1 2019, In : Brain. 142, 2, p. 312-321 10 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 3 Scopus citations