Martin went to Marburg University for his training as a Human Biologist. He obtained his Ph.D. from Sanford-Burnham Medical Research Institute in La Jolla, CA. In Barbara Ranscht's lab, he studied the interaction of the cytokine adiponectin with its receptor T-cadherin in the context of angiogenesis and heart disease. Then he went on to do his PostDoc with Adam Antebi at the Max Planck Institute for Biology of Ageing in Cologne. This is where he first used the nematode C. elegans for genetic screens.
Ruth Baddi is a technician in Martin's lab. She has worked with him since he was a PostDoc in Adam Antebi's lab. She is a master at handling C. elegans and responsible for vast numbers of lifespan experiments.
Gabe is a Ph.D. student in Martin's lab. He is from sunny San Diego, CA, and is an expert on ER homeostasis. His work is using the worm C. elegans to understand the link between olfaction and lifespan.
Felix is a Ph.D. student in Martin's lab. Hailing from Amsterdam, he joined the lab as a Master student and is now pursuing his Ph.D. He is interested in new mechanisms that modulate protein quality control.