Christopher J Martyniuk

Christopher J Martyniuk

ASO PROF

Department: Department of Physiological Sciences
Business Phone: (352) 294-4636
Business Email: cmartyn@ufl.edu

Accomplishments

UF Term Professorship
2020-2023 · University of Florida
Award for Research Excellence
2018 · Zoetis Animal Health
The Gorbman – Bern New Independent Investigator Award
2013 · North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology
Bob Boutilier New Investigator Award
2013 · Canadian Society of Zoology

Research Profile

We study how environmental contaminants impact a broad range of biological systems such as the nervous system, endocrine system, and gut-microbiome axis. We use neuronal cell models (dopaminergic rat and human cells) and zebrafish in vivo toxicity assays to determine the mechanisms of environmental toxicants, focusing on pesticides that have been associated with neurodegenerative diseases and the mitochondria. We are also using CRISPR gene editing approaches to understand the functional significance of genes during pesticide exposures. Specialties: Molecular toxicology, omics, environmental science, neurodegeneration, high throughput in vitro screening, neurotoxicology

Publications

2019 General and Comparative Endocrinology
2018 Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. Biological Sciences
2016 Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology D-Genomics & Proteomics
2016 Journal of Industrial and Engineering Chemistry
2012 Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety
2012 Integrative and Comparative Biology
2011 Environmental toxicology and chemistry
2009 General and Comparative Endocrinology

Grants

Sep 2020 ACTIVE
Development of HITI CRISPR gene therapy for dilated cardiomyopathy in a canine model
SAREPTA THERAPEUTICS ·
May 2020 ACTIVE
Development of a feline hyperthyroid cell line
ROYAL CANIN USA, INC · Principal Investigator
Jul 2019 ACTIVE
Pluripotent Stem Cell Derived-Cardiomyocytes for Metabolic Profiling in a Genetic Canine Model of Heart Failure
AMER COL OF VET INTERN MED FOU ·
May 2019 – May 2020
Mitochondria as a therapeutic target in iPSC neurons containing chromosome deletion Xq27-q28
XTRAORDINARY JOY FOUNDATION · Principal Investigator
Dec 2018 ACTIVE
Gut-brain axis: functional link between microbial metabolites and neurogenic hypertension
NATL CTR FOR COMPLEM AND INTEGRATIVE HLT ·
Oct 2018 ACTIVE
Increasing Understanding of and Developing Management Strategies for Edwardsiella ictaluri in Ornamental Fish
MS STATE UNIV S REG AQUACLTR CTR ·
Sep 2017 – Aug 2019
High salt diet potentiation of AngII HTN : Novel role for Th17 cell infiltration into the PVN
NATL INST OF HLTH NHLBI ·
Jul 2016 – Jun 2018
OBESOGENS – environmental chemicals as obesogens
MASARYKOVA UNIVERZITA · Principal Investigator
Sep 2012 ACTIVE
DSR Matching Support – Support for NSF Fellowship
UF DIV OF SPONSORED RES MATCHING FUNDS · Project Manager

Contact Details

Phones:
Business:
(352) 294-4636
Emails:
Business:
cmartyn@ufl.edu

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