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Christopher J. Martyniuk

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Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology &
Department of Physiological Sciences
2187 Mowry Road, Bldg 471
PO Box 110885
Gainesville, FL 32611
Office: 352-294-4636
Fax: 352-392-4707


  • PhD Biology, University of Ottawa, Ottawa, ON, CAN, 2006
  • MSc Zoology, University of Guelph, Guelph, ON, CAN, 2001
  • BSc Biology, Simon Fraser University, Burnaby, BC, CAN, 1996

Courses Taught in College of Veterinary Medicine

  • VME 6603 Advanced Toxicology (Fall)
  • VEM 5176 Poisonous Plants (Spring)
  • VEM 5172 Veterinary Toxicology (Fall)

National and International Awards

  • 2013: The Gorbman – Bern New Independent Investigator Award. North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology
  • 2013: Canadian Society of Zoology, Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award

Research Interests

Toxicology, Neuroendocrinology, Neurogenic Hypertension, Transcriptomics, Proteomics, Endocrine Disruption

Current Projects

  • Adverse outcome pathways for mitochondrial dysfunction (D. Dreier)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and the reproductive axis (J Loughery)
  • Developmental effects of dipyridyl herbicides in zebrafish (H. Wang)
  • Phthalates as obesogens: Microbiome-host interactions (Dr. O. Adamovsky)
  • Tributyltin and metabolic profiling (Dr. X. Wang)
  • Hybrid nanoparticles and behavior (Dr. L. Zhao)
  • Microbiome responses in the gut to legacy pesticides (Dr. H. Qing)

Recent Research Articles

Graves SD, Kidd KA, Batchelar KL, Cowie AM, O’Driscoll NJ, Martyniuk CJ. 2017. Response of oxidative stress transcripts in the brain of wild yellow perch (Perca flavescens) exposed to an environmental gradient of methylmercury. Comp Biochem Physiol C Toxicol Pharmacol. 192:50-58.

Marentette JR, Sarty K, Cowie AM, Frank RA, Hewitt LM, Parrott JL, Martyniuk CJ. 2017. Molecular responses of Walleye (Sander vitreus) embryos to naphthenic acid fraction components extracted from fresh oil sands process-affected water. Aquat Toxicol. 182:11-19.

Bahamonde PA, McMaster ME, Servos MR, Martyniuk CJ, Munkittrick KR. 2016. Characterizing Transcriptional Networks in Male Rainbow Darter (Etheostoma caeruleum) that Regulate Testis Development over a Complete Reproductive Cycle. PLoS One.11(11):e0164722.

Liang X, Martyniuk CJ, Zha J, Wang Z. 2016. Brain quantitative proteomic responses reveal new insight of benzotriazole neurotoxicity in female Chinese rare minnow (Gobiocypris rarus). Aquat Toxicol. 181:67-75.

Feswick A, Loughery JR, Isaacs MA, Munkittrick KR, Martyniuk CJ. 2016. Molecular initiating events of the intersex phenotype: Low-dose exposure to 17α-ethinylestradiol rapidly regulates molecular networks associated with gonad differentiation in the adult fathead minnow testis. Aquat Toxicol. 181:46-56.

Knight R, Marlatt VL, Baker JA, Lo BP, deBruyn AM, Elphick JR, Martyniuk CJ. 2016. Dietary selenium disrupts hepatic triglyceride stores and transcriptional networks associated with growth and Notch signaling in juvenile rainbow trout. Aquat Toxicol. 180:103-114.

Li H, Cowie A, Johnson JA, Webster D, Martyniuk CJ, Gray CA. 2016. Determining the mode of action of anti-mycobacterial C17 diyne natural products using expression profiling: evidence for fatty acid biosynthesis inhibition. BMC Genomics. 17(1):621.

Martyniuk CJ, Simmons DB. 2016. Spotlight on environmental omics and toxicology: a long way in a short time. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 19:97-101.

Martyniuk CJ, Doperalski NJ, Feswick A, Prucha MS, Kroll KJ, Barber DS, Denslow ND. 2016. Transcriptional networks associated with the immune system are disrupted by organochlorine pesticides in largemouth bass (Micropterus salmoides) ovary. Aquat Toxicol. 177:405-16.

Dreier DA, Loughery JR, Denslow ND, Martyniuk CJ. 2016. The influence of breeding strategy, reproductive stage, and tissue type on transcript variability in fish. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 19:151-8.

Xing L, Martyniuk CJ, Esau C, Da Fonte DF, Trudeau VL. 2016. Proteomic profiling reveals dopaminergic regulation of progenitor cell functions of goldfish radial glial cells in vitro. J Proteomics. 144:123-32.

Ahmari N, Schmidt JT, Krane GA, Malphurs W, Cunningham BE, Owen JL, Martyniuk CJ, Zubcevic J. 2016. Loss of bone marrow adrenergic beta 1 and 2 receptors modifies transcriptional networks, reduces circulating inflammatory factors, and regulates blood pressure. Physiol Genomics. 48(7):526-36.

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