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Christopher J. Martyniuk

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


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

Recent Honors and 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
  • 2010: UNB Harrison-McCain Young Researcher Award
  • 2008: ThermoElectron-ABRF 2008 Outstanding Scientist/Technologists Awardees
  • 2007: Finalist for top Ph.D. thesis in Canada (Canadian Society of Zoology)

Research Interests

aquatic toxicology, sex steroids, neuroendocrinology, gamma-aminobutyric acid, transcriptomics, proteomics, reproduction, fish biology

Current Projects

  • Mechanisms of intersex and sex differentiation (P Bahamonde)
  • Polycyclic aromatic hydrocarbons and reproduction (J Loughery)
  • Molecular biomarkers for environmental assessments for selenium (R.Kan)
  • Pesticide effects on GABAergic and dopaminergic signaling systems (A Cowie)

Recent Research Articles (62 total)

  • Martyniuk CJ, Houlahan J. 2013. Assessing gene network stability and individual variability in the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) transcriptome. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 8(4):283-291.
  • Ornostay A, Cowie AM, Hindle M, Baker CJ, Martyniuk CJ. 2013. Classifying chemical mode of action using gene networks and machine learning: A case study with the herbicide linuron. Comp Biochem Physiol Part D Genomics Proteomics. 8(4):263-274.
  • Garcia-Reyero N, Martyniuk CJ, Kroll KJ, Escalon BL, Spade DJ, Denslow ND. 2013. Transcriptional signature of progesterone in the fathead minnow ovary (Pimephales promelas). Gen Comp Endocrinol. 192:159-69.
  • Biggs K, Seidel JS, Wilson A, Martyniuk CJ. 2013. γ-Amino-butyric acid (GABA) receptor subunit and transporter expression in the gonad and liver of the fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas). Comp Biochem Physiol A Mol Integr Physiol. 166(1):119-27.
  • Chishti Y, Feswick A, Munkittrick KR, Martyniuk CJ. Transcriptomic profiling of progesterone action in the male fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) testis.
  • Bahamonde PA, Munkittrick KR, Martyniuk CJ. 2013. Intersex in teleost fish: Are we distinguishing endocrine disruption from natural phenomena? Gen Comp Endocrinol.
  • Martyniuk CJ, Feswick A, Fang B, Koomen JM, Barber DS, Gavin T, Lopachin RM. 2013.
    Protein targets of acrylamide adduct formation in cultured rat dopaminergic cells. Toxicol Lett 219(3):279-87.

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