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Meet the Faculty

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Matt Joyner

Assistant Professor of Biochemistry

Division: Natural Science Division
Office: Rockwell Academic Center (RAC) 122
Phone: (310) 506-4921
E-mail: matt.joyner@pepperdine.edu

  • Ph.D., Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, 2010
  • B.S. Chemistry, B.S. Mathematics, Lubbock Christian University, 2005


  • Cellular Biochemistry (CHEM 330)
  • Advanced Cellular Biochemistry (CHEM 331)

Key Awards/Affiliations:

  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Pharmacognosy

Academic Interests:

  • Chemistry and biochemisty of natural products
  • Chemistry of traditional Native American medicinal plants
  • Drug discovery using natural products

Selected Works:

  • Allison, Brittany J.8; Allenby, Mark C.*; Bryant, Shane S.*; Min, Jae Eun*; Hieromnimon, M.*; Joyner, P. Matthew. Comparison of the In Vitro Bioactivity of a Panel of Indigenous American Medical Plants and Identification of Antibacterial Flavonoids from Artemisia Californica. Natural Product Research 2016, 31, 707-712.
  • 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
  • DeForest, Jacob*; Du, Lin; Joyner, P. Matthew. Identification of Biflavonoid from Araucaria Columnaris that Inhibits Seed Germination. Journal of Natural Products 2014, 77 (4), 1093-1096.

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