Nathan R. Martin

Nathan R. Martin, PhD

Technology Specialist | Biotechnology
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  • BS, Biology, Hobart and William Smith Colleges
  • PhD, Pathobiology, Brown University

Key Technologies

  • Pathobiology
  • Developmental Genetics
  • Neuroscience
  • Immunology
  • Developmental Biology
  • Toxicology
  • Plant Biology
  • Environmental Science

Practice Groups


  • Boston


Nathan Martin assists the firm in biotechnology patent prosecution. Nathan has extensive knowledge in the areas of pathobiology, developmental neurogenetics, and neurotoxicology.

Nathan’s work with clients includes contributing to the writing of patent applications, researching prior art through primary literature and patent searches, and reviewing patent application processes. His experience extends to the areas of immunology, developmental biology, toxicology, and neuroscience.

Prior to joining Wolf Greenfield, Nathan received his PhD in Pathobiology from Brown University. As a graduate student researcher, Nathan used zebrafish (Danio rerio) to understand the effects of early toxicant exposure on neuronal development and function and its relationship to behavioral endpoints. He also served as a patent law intern at an intellectual property law firm.


  • Yue, M. S., Martin, S. E., Martin, N. R., Taylor, M. R., & Plavicki, J. S. (2021).2,3,7,8-Tetrachlorodibenzo-p-dioxin disrupts development of the visceral and ocular vasculature. Aquatic Toxicology, 234 (105786), 1-12.
  • Martin, N. R., & Plavicki, J. S. (2020). Advancing zebrafish as a model for studying developmental neurotoxicology. Journal of Neuroscience Research, 98(6), 981-983.
  • Martin, N. R., Kelley, P., Klaski, R., Bosco, A., Moore, B., & Traviss, N. (2019). Characterization and comparison of oxidative potential of real-world biodiesel and petroleum diesel particulate matter emitted from a nonroad heavy duty diesel engine. Science of The Total Environment, 655, 908-914.
  • Gawdzik, J. C., Yue, M. S., Martin, N. R., Elemans, L. M., Lanham, K. A., Heideman, W., ... & Plavicki, J. S. (2018). sox9b is required in cardiomyocytes for cardiac morphogenesis and function. Scientific reports, 8(1), 13906.
  • Martin, N. R., Lombard, M., Jensen, K. R., Kelley, P., Pratt, T., & Traviss, N. (2017). Effect of biodiesel fuel on “real-world”, nonroad heavy duty diesel engine particulate matter emissions, composition and cytotoxicity. Science of the Total Environment, 586, 409-418.
  • Martin, N., Moore, K., Musto, C. J., & Linn, C. E. (2016). Flight tunnel response of male European corn borer moths to cross-specific mixtures of European and Asian corn borer sex pheromones: evidence supporting a critical stage in evolution of a new communication system. Journal of chemical ecology, 42(1), 51-54.
  • Kenyon, K. L., Guo, Y., & Martin, N. (2014). Building Dimorphic Forms: The Intersection of Sex Determination and Embryonic Patterning. In Principles of Developmental Genetics (Second Edition) (pp. 153-169).