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Dr Tracey Martin

Dr Tracey Martin


Yr Ysgol Meddygaeth

+44 29 2068 7209
Henry Wellcome Building


I have an international reputation for research in the role of Tight Junctions in the process of cancer metastasis.

After a PhD in molecular Biology at Cardiff University, I began a Post-doctoral career at The University of Wales College of Medicine, investigating the role of Hepatocyte Growth Factor (HGF) on endothelia. This led to the opportunity to examine HGF and its antagonist NK4 in cancer.

Since 1998, I have been involved in researching the role of tight junctions in cancer (during metastasis) and in endothelia (during angiogenesis). My research interests include investigating how tight junctions can be modulated to control cancer cell dissociation and invasion, together with a continued interest in angiogenic factors and their role in metastasis.

I also have a special interest in the mechanisms whereby HGF can control tight junction assembly and function in both cancer and endothelia.

Other research interests include the interaction of cancer cells in cell-adhesion and cell-signalling and in how the cell adhesion molecule VE-cadherin is involved in angiogenesis.

Other roles:

Departmental Safety Officer for the Cardiff China Medical Research Collaborative

Biological Safety Officer

Human Tissue Research Governance Officer

Risk Assessment Coordinator

Induction & Training coordinator

Nuffield Foundation placement coordinator



Post-graduate research supervision: PhD and MD

Current students - Emily Telford, Zubair Khanzadar

Undergraduate research supervision:

SSC component of year 1, 2, 3 and 4 C21 MB BCh

CUROP research project placements

CUReS pleacements

Undergraduate teaching:

SSC Literature project year 1 C21 MB BCh

Group teaching year 1 C21 MB BCh

Postgraduate teaching:

MSc Cancer and Therapeutics