Martin Pring

Emeritus Professor


C200 Richards Building

3700 Hamilton Walk

Philadelphia, PA 19104

Research Description

The connecting theme of Dr. Pring's research is the analysis of complex biological phenomena by fitting mathematical representations of physical models of the underlying processes to experimental observations. The phenomena studied include biochemical reaction networks, molecular and bulk transport processes, biophysical transduction mechanisms, and various combinations of these. One such area of recent study is the mechanisms and thermodynamics of actin filament assembly and its control by proteins that in varying combinations bind actin monomers and cutcap and nucleate the filaments.

Degrees & Education

BA, Oxford University, 1963

MA, Oxford University, 1966

DPhil, Oxford University, 1966

Honors & Awards

1975 E.A. Bennett Research Award in Basic Science (Society for Biological Psychiatry)

1983 Mary and Christian F. Lindback Award for Distinguished Teaching

Other Perelman School of Medicine Affiliations

Biochemistry and Biophysics

Professional Affiliations

American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, FASEB