In Memory

Martin Striz

Martin Striz, 36, of Lexington, Kentucky, passed away on Sunday, August 17, 2014. He was born in Bratislava, Slovakia on June 25, 1978, to parents Dr. Stan and Daniela Striz. He was raised in Barboursville and graduated from Cabell Midland High School. He received a Bachelors of Science degree in Biology from Marshall University and a Master degree in Biology from the University of Kentucky. He was pursuing a Doctor of Philosophy in Biology from the University of Kentucky. Martin was a teacher and scientist, spending the majority of his last years researching the genetics of sleep and circadian rhythms and developing systems that aided in the studies of Alzheimers and Parkinsons diseases. Martin was Lead Scientist and consultant for Signal Solutions LLC, bridging technical development with behavioral and biological information. Additionally, he was Domain Expert for The Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine, within the Knock-Out Mouse Phenotyping 2 (KOMP2) project, where he played a key role in getting interest from the entire International Mouse Phenotyping Consortium. Martin is survived by his parents, his sister, Susan Striz Baisden, his brother-in-law, Joshua Baisden, and his niece, Julianna Baisden. Martin will be deeply missed by his family, his friends, and the scientific community