Martin is examining the role nerve cells play in innate immunity against bacterial infections in the worm Caenorhabditis elegans as a member of Pew’s Latin American fellows program. Pew has provided funding to more than 200 young scientists from Latin America since 1991 to receive postdoctoral training in the United States. Martin’s mentor, Aballay, was a Pew fellow himself in 1998. Both scientists are from Argentina.
You can see videos of Martin talking about her work in English and in Spanish here: Immunity Studies Cross Scientific and Continental Borders.