Dr. Martha Sarasua
Bldg 58 , Room 151
B.S.-Chemistry, University of West Florida, 1975
Ph.D.- Physical Chemistry, University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
M. D.- University of North Carolina Chapel Hill
Dr. Sarasua's graduate research involved membrane biophysics and the application of laser spectroscopy to biological systems. She also collaborated on projects related to her primary interests in brain neurochemistry and mechanisms of neural transmission. Dr. Sarasua then trained in Psychiatry and Neurology at the Medical University of South Carolina in Charleston, SC and completed her residency training in Psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. She directed a large biophysical research facility there until moving back to her hometown of Pensacola, Florida in 1992. In addition to her position at the University of West Florida, Dr. Sarasua maintains a part-time practice in Neuropsychiatry and Natural Medicine in Pensacola. She has been well-published in the medical and scientific literature with over 30 publications and posters. She has published four books. Dr. Sarasua remains active in research in high frequency magnetoelectroencephalography and holds several patents in this area. Her research also involves medicinal plant chemistry, theoretical neurophysics, quantum mechanisms of brain function and theories on the nature of consciousness. Dr. Sarasua has been invited to speak and teach in Mexico, New Zealand, and at Oxford University in Great Britain. She has also worked with the Veteran’s Administration and the American Indian reservations on research projects involving Post Traumatic Stress Disorder and traumatic brain injury.