Eileen Martinez

Medical Student, University of the Incarnate Word School of Medicine, San Antonio, TX

PEMM allowed me to take the necessary course work and gain the necessary research skills to be able to teach at the university level. Beyond coursework, PEMM pushed my critical thinking skills, analytical skills, and overall increased my intellectual capability to the point where I feel confident in joining the workforce as a leader. Finally, through the many extracurricular activities that PEMM allows students to be apart of, I was able to take part in clinical activities that inspired and prepared me for applying to and being accepted into medical school. With my doctoral education that PEMM provided I feel extremely prepared for medical school.



  • B.S. Texas A&M International University
  • Ph.D. '19, Experimental and Molecular Medicine, Dartmouth College

Selected Publications

  • von Herrmann K., Salas, L.A., Martinez E.M., Hickey W.F., Christensen B.C., Lee S.L., Feldman M.S., Havrda M.C.. NLRP3 expression in distressed neurons and a NLRP3 polymorphism associated with decreased risk of Parkinson's disease. (Under Review, npj Parkinson's, 2017).

  • Martinez EM, Young AL, Patankar YR, Berwin BL, Wang L, von Herrmann KM, Weier JM, Havrda MC. (2017) Nlrp3 Is Required for Inflammatory Changes and Nigral Cell Loss Resulting From Chronic Intragastric Rotenone Exposure in Mice. Toxicological Sciences. 159(1), 64–75.

  • M. O. Mendez, E. Valdez, E. Martinez, and B. A. Wilson. (2016) Fate of Triclosan in Irrigated Soil: Degradation in Soil and Translocation into Onion and Tomato. Journal of Environmental Quality. 45:1029-1035. 

Speaking Engagements

Society for Neuroscience, San Diego, 2016 and Washington DC, 2017


Havrda Lab