Kenneth E. McMartin, PhD, Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology & Neuroscience, received the American Academy of Clinical Toxicology Distinguished Service Award at the North American Congress of Clinical Toxicology.
LSU Health Shreveport
Department of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
1501 Kings Hwy
Shreveport, LA 71103
Kenneth E. McMartin, PhD, FAACT
Professor of Pharmacology, Toxicology and Neuroscience
Major Research Interests
Selected Recent Publications
- Besenhofer LM, McLaren MC, Latimer B, Bartels M, Filary MJ, Perala AW, McMartin KE. Role of tissue metabolite accumulation in the renal toxicity of diethylene glycol. Toxicol Sci. 123: 374-83, 2011.
- Besenhofer LM, Cain MC, Dunning C, McMartin KE. Aluminum citrate prevents renal injury from calcium oxalate crystal deposition. J Am Soc Nephrol. 23: 2024-33, 2012.
- Landry GM, Dunning CL, Conrad T, Hitt MJ, McMartin KE. Diglycolic acid Inhibits succinate dehydrogenase activity in human proximal tubule cells leading to mitochondrial dysfunction and cell death. Toxicol Lett. 221:176-84, 2013.
- Landry GM, Dunning CL, Abreo F, Latimer B, Orchard E, McMartin KE. Diethylene glycol-induced toxicities show marked threshold dose response in rats. Toxicol Appl Pharmacol. 282: 244-51, 2015.
- McMartin KE, Jacobsen D, Hovda KE. Antidotes for poisoning by alcohols that form toxic metabolites. Brit J Clin Pharmacol. 81: 505-15, 2016.
- Conrad T, Landry GM, Aw TY, Nichols R, McMartin KE. Diglycolic acid, the toxic metabolite of diethylene glycol, chelates calcium and produces renal mitochondrial dysfunction in vitro. Clin Toxicol. 54: 501-11, 2016.
- Robinson CN, Latimer B, Abreo F, Broussard K, McMartin KE. In-vivo evidence of nephrotoxicity and altered hepatic function in rats following administration of diglycolic acid, a metabolite of diethylene glycol. Clin Toxicol. 55: 96-105, 2017.
Current Lab Members
Recent Lab Members
While we are not currently recruiting Post-doctoral Fellows, quality candidates will always be considered. To inquire about opportunities, contact Dr. McMartin at KMcMar@lsuhsc.edu.
For information about our Ph.D. and M.S. programs, please contact Ty Martinez at Tmoren@lsuhsc.edu. For information about research conducted in the McMartin Lab, please contact Dr. McMartin at KMcMar@lsuhsc.edu.
Undergraduate Research Assistants
The McMartin Lab maintains an active program for undergraduate research interns, during the school year as well as the summer. Please email KMcMar@lsuhsc.edu.
Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows
The McMartin Lab has a number of research projects available for any Medical Students, Residents, and Fellows interested in performing toxicology research.