Christopher J. Martyniuk, Ph.D.

Associate Professorchrismartyniuk

Office: CEHT-Building 471

Phone: (352) 294-4636


Current Research Interests

  • Aquatic toxicology
  • Sex steroids
  • Neuroendocrinology
  • Gamma-aminobutyric acid
  • Transcriptomics
  • Proteomics
  • Reproduction
  • Fish biology


  • 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

Selected Publications

  • 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.