M. Martin Jensen is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at the University of Utah. He recently defended his Ph.D. in Bioengineering from the University of Utah and is transitioning to a Post-doctoral Research Fellow at Harvard Medical School. His research focused on the delivery of semi-synthetic polysaccharide therapeutics for inflammatory diseases and the creation of recombinant protein polymer-based medical devices for selectively cutting off the blood supply to tumors and preventing cerebral aneurysm rupture. His goal is one day leading his own lab to develop and translate innovative therapeutic biomaterials to address unmet medical needs. In his spare time, he enjoys listening to audiobooks, cooking, and fishing.