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We are a diverse group of researchers devoted to investigating the potential impacts of environmental contamination (e.g. pesticides, endocrine disruptors, industrial compounds) on environmental, animal, and human health. Broadly speaking, we focus on reproductive biology, neurotoxicology, and comparative endocrinology and physiology, using methods in transcriptomics, proteomics, computational biology, and mitochondrial bioenergetics. Our research group has worked with a variety of fish species including zebrafish, fathead minnow, largemouth bass, rainbow darter, and shortnose sturgeon, and utilize both laboratory and field research.

Martyniuk headshotThe Martyniuk Lab is led by Dr. Christopher J. Martyniuk, Associate Professor at the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology in the Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida. With over 280 publications, Dr. Martyniuk is an internationally recognized expert in molecular toxicology and comparative endocrinology, focused on defining adverse outcome pathways for both endocrine and non-endocrine pathways in aquatic organisms.

Prior to this appointment, he was a Tier II Canada Research Chair in Molecular Ecology at the University of New Brunswick (Associate Professor) in the Department of Biology.  Dr. Martyniuk is the Editor-in-Chief of Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part D: Genomics and Proteomics and is a Canadian Rivers Institute Science Director. He is also a member of the Omics Steering Committee for the Society of Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry, and a Councilor for the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology.

He was the inaugural recipient of The Gorbman – Bern New Independent Investigator Award given by the North American Society for Comparative Endocrinology, and was recognized by the Canadian Society of Zoology as a promising Young Investigator in 2013.

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The Martyniuk Lab at UF

Christmas Party 2021!


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Lab gathering at the local watering hole

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Lab summer BBQ 2019!


The Martyniuk Lab at UNB

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Surviving chilly winters with pot-luck dinners!