About Martha Burford Reiskind

Martha is the Director of the Genetics & Genomics Scholars graduate program and a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biological Sciences at NC State. She investigates evolutionary process of how species respond to rapid changes in their abiotic or biotic environments.

Bringing in 2022!

Well it's a new year, right, totally different from last year, right, maybe?!? As we dropped the kiddos off at school, hoping they can keep their masks up and avoid the Omicron tidal wave, and I enter my office for the first time in 2 weeks, I'm taking stock. For the first time in as [...]

Bringing in 2022! 2022-01-04T16:58:30+00:00


As the semester is at its end and I'm in the post-semester reflective mode, I'm thinking about gratitude. What am I thankful for after this year, what do I hope others feel about what I've done, are they thankful? One thing we fail at a bit in academics is giving credit or gratitude to those [...]

Gratitude 2021-12-10T14:56:53+00:00

Two new lab members!

The Burford Reiskind lab is excited to announce two new members! Megan Dillon co-advised by Dr. Matthew Breen and Bradley Scholten co-advised by Roland Kays! Both just finished the first-year training program with the GG Scholars & Here's a link to their spotlights! Make sure you check them out, we are very excited over here.

Two new lab members! 2021-05-05T17:37:47+00:00


Soon to be Docstars - Andy Maurer & Emily Reed! It's with a heavy heart that I have my weekly meetings with two of the most extraordinary graduate students, Andy & Emily, who are finishing up this semester. These two are rock stars, and while I'm excited to see where they land and all the [...]

Bittersweet 2021-05-05T16:29:23+00:00