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Matt Joyner

Professor of Biochemistry
Natural Science Division, Seaver College
RAC 117


Matthew Joyner completed BS degrees in chemistry and mathematics at Lubbock Christian University in 2005 and then went on to complete his PhD in chemistry and biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma in 2010. As a scientist, he has pursued research in the areas of drug discovery, ethnobotany, microbial chemistry, metabolomics and protein-misfolding neurodegenerative diseases. Matthew teaches biochemistry courses and investigates the chemical and pharmacological properties of native medicinal plants traditionally used by local American Indians.


  • PhD, Chemistry and Biochemistry, University of Oklahoma, OK 2010
  • BS Chemistry; B.S. Mathematics, Lubbock Christian University, TX 2005


  • Fleming, Matthew C.*; Hester, Victoria*; Allison, Brittany J.*; Foster, Majie C.*; Nofziger, Donna; Joyner, P. Matthew. Immunomodulatory and antibacterial properties of the Chumash medicinal plant Trichostema lanatum. Medicines 2018, 5 (2), 25; doi:10.3390/medicines5020025
  • Allison, Brittany J.*; 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 medicinal plants and identification of antibacterial flavonoids from Artemisia californica. Natural Product Research 2016, 31, 707-712
  • DeForest, Jacob*; Du, Lin; Joyner, P. Matthew. Identification of a biflavonoid from Araucaria columnaris that inhibits seed germination. Journal of Natural Products 2014, 77 (4), 1093-1096
  • 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
  • American Chemical Society
  • American Society of Pharmacognosy


  • Natural product drug discovery
  • Ethnobotany
  • Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy


  • CHEM 330 Cellular Biochemistry
  • CHEM 331 Advanced Biochemistry