Acting Dean of Arts
Prof. Alberto Martin has been appointed as Acting Dean of Arts for Trinity College effective October 1, 2013 until June 30, 2015. He has taken over this role from Prof. Michael Ratcliffe, who is currently on leave.
Dr. Martin is an Associate Professor in the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto. He completed an undergraduate degree at McGill University (1990), a PhD degree in the Department of Immunology at the University of Toronto (1999), and a post-doctoral fellowship at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine with Dr. Matthew D. Scharff. Dr. Martin’s research focuses in three main areas. His main interest is on the generation of an efficient antibody response to pathogens. In addition, he has also been investigating how these processes are linked to lymphomas due to the now recognized link between antibody production and cancer development. Dr. Martin is also investigating the role of gut microbes in the etiology of colon cancer.
Dr. Martin became a Trinity College fellow in 2008. He has been the Director of the Immunology Programme at Trinity since 2008 and continues to do so.