Indira Martin

Dr Indira Martin PhD is a Bahamian biomedical scientist with a strong interest in public health. She has a BSc(Hons) in Molecular Biology from the University of Edinburgh, UK and a Cancer Research UK-funded Doctorate in Biomedical Sciences from the University of Sheffield, UK. As the current Lab Director of the Reference Lab at The Bahamas Ministry of Health, she specializes in laboratory medicine, with an emphasis on high-complexity molecular testing for diseases of public health concern. She is also engaged in national laboratory capacity building, public health policy development, implementation and maintenance of laboratory accreditation standards, research ethics, biosafety/biosecurity, and is an active public health researcher focused on the molecular and cellular mechanisms of disease, as well as on strategies for disease prevention in the specific Bahamian context. She has published and presents internationally on various topics within public health and biomedicine, and is currently involved in collaborative public health and biomedical research with local and international partners.