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Matt Joyner

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 122
Phone: (310) 506-4921

  • Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • B.S. Chemsitry, B.S. Mathematics, Lubbock Christian University, 2005
  • Elementary Organic Chemistry (CHEM 301)
  • Cellular Biochemistry (CHEM 330)
  • Advanced Cellular Biochemistry (CHEM 331)
Key Awards/Affiliations:
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Pharmacognosy
Academic Interests:
  • Chemistry and biochemistry of natural products
  • Drug discovery using natural products
Selected Works:
  • Joyner, P. Matthew; Cichewicz, Robert H. Bringing natural products into the fold -- exploring the therapeutic lead potential of secondary metabolites for the treatment of protein-misfolding-related neurodegenerative diseases. Natural Product Reports 2011, 28, 26-47
  • Joyner, P. Matthew; Liu, Jinman; Zhang, Zhijun; Merritt, Justin; Qi, Fengxia; Cichewicz, Robert H. Mutanobactin A from the human oral pathogen Streptococcus mutans is a cross-kingdom regulator of the yeast-mycelium transition. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 2010, 8, 5486-5489
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