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Martin O. Job, PhD

Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences

About Me

Martin Job, PhD, is an Assistant Professor of Biomedical Sciences who educates medical students on topics related to pharmacology. Dr. Job is from Nigeria, West Africa. He was inspired very early in life to become a teacher by his father who was a professor. During his time studying pharmacy as an undergraduate, he was encouraged by one of his professors to pursue a career as an academic. With the strong conviction that he would become both a researcher and teacher someday, he immigrated to the United States. Dr. Job obtained a PhD in Pharmacology from the University of Texas at Austin where, under Professor Rueben Gonzales, he studied the role of the mu opioid receptors in the mechanism of alcohol-mediated increases in dopamine in one of the reward centers of the brain. Inspired to understand more about substance use disorders, he went on to conduct post-doctoral research at the lab of Professor Michael Kuhar at Emory University in Atlanta, Georgia, where he worked to characterize the activity of psychostimulants. He did some research work on sexual motivation at the Georgia State University, where he was also an instructor for a course in psychology about addictive substances. Dr. Job just concluded post-doctoral research work at the National Institutes on Drug Abuse Intramural Research Program of the National Institutes of Health, Baltimore, where he has done some work using behavioral economic principles to understand cocaine use disorder in pre-clinical models. Dr. Job has published sixteen manuscripts on his research, with eleven of them as first or sole author.