Martin-DeLeon is Trustees Distinguished Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Delaware where she has been a faculty member for over three decades. She researches sperm development, motility and function. She identified oviductosomes, which are secretions from the fallopian tube that help the sperm remain healthy through the fertilization process. Martin-DeLeon obtained her bachelor’s at University of the West Indies, Jamaica and her PhD at University of Western Ontario, Canada. She has served as Chairperson of Women in Science and Engineering (WISE) from 2002-2005 and has also served on the Executive Council of the American Society of Andrology. In 2007, she was honoured with the US Presidential Award for Excellence in Science, Mathematics and Engineering Mentoring by President Obama.