Dr Jason A. Martin obtained a BSc (Hons) in Sport and exercise science from Manchester Metropolitan University, UK. He also holds a MSc degree from the Manchester Metropolitan University, and a PhD in Ageing, Movement & Cognitive Function from the University of Birmingham, UK. He has completed post-doctoral training at the Centre of Neurology (University of Tübingen, Germany), at the department of radiology (University of Bonn) and at the German Centre for Neurodegenerative Diseases (Bonn, Germany). He joined University College Cork within the APC Microbiome Ireland as a senior post-doctoral fellow on a health Research Board, Ireland, funded project to explore the influence of aerobic exercise on kynurenine pathway metabolism in healthy volunteers and patients with clinical depression.
Scientist: Jason Martin
The Microbiome gut brain axis and the rise of psychobiotics
Communication between our gut and our brain is a two-way street. A large part of the signals being sent from our intestines to our brain is thanks to the bacteria living inside us, our microbiome. Our gut microbes have been linked to anxiety and depression. Research is ongoing to see if we can manipulate our bacterial populations to benefit our mental health.
A scientist’s opinion : Interview with Dr. Jason A Martin about microbiome
Microbiome & psychobiotics, a scientist’s opinion Interview with Dr. Jason A Martin, Senior Postdoctoral Fellow at APC Microbiome Ireland, University College Cork. How does our diet influence our microbiome (and what should we be eating more of to help our gut microbiome)? Do you think the current mental health crisis could be linked to our ...