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We are a diverse group of researchers devoted to investigating the potential impacts of environmental toxicants (e.g. pesticides, endocrine disruptors, industrial compounds) on environmental, animal, and human health. Broadly speaking, we focus on reproductive biology, neurotoxicology, and comparative physiology, using omics approaches, NAMs, computational biology, and mitochondrial biology. Our research group works with rodents, cell lines, fish models (zebrafish, largemouth bass, tilapia, sturgeon), and even Florida manatees. Our studies are both laboratory and field driven.

Martyniuk headshotDr. Christopher J. Martyniuk, is a tenured Professor at the Center for Environmental and Human Toxicology in the Department of Physiological Sciences at the University of Florida. With over 300 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 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

2023 Holiday Party
2023 Holiday Party at Dr. Martyniuk’s House wearing our new lab t-shirts!


Christmas Party 2021!


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Lab summer BBQ 2019!


The Martyniuk Lab at UNB

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Surviving chilly winters with pot-luck dinners!