Martin Young, DPhil
The University of Alabama at Birmingham
Dr. Martin Young received his Bachelors, Masters, and PhD degrees in Biochemistry from the University of Oxford. Following postdoctoral training at Boston University and the University of Texas-Houston, Dr. Young held faculty appointments at the University of Texas-Houston and Baylor College of Medicine, before joining the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Research in Dr. Young’s laboratory is focused on understanding how environmental factors, such as time-of-day and nutrition, influence cardiometabolic and cardiovascular health. Regarding time-of-day, the laboratory has been actively seeking to understand how an intrinsic time-keeping mechanism, known as the circadian clock, affects the function of the heart. His pioneering studies have resulted in a new field, which intersects chronobiology with cardiovascular research.