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Specialties & Experience

General Specialties: Chemistry & Chemicals

Specialty Focus: drug discovery research, dietary supplements, plant-based medicines, natural product chemistry, biochemistry, protein biochemistry, mass spectrometry, analytical chemistry,ethnobotany, plant extracts, chemical analysis

Education: Ph.D. Chemistry, University of Oklahoma; B.S. Chemistry, Lubbock Christian University; B.S. Mathematics, Lubbock Christian University


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Matthew Joyner completed B.S. degrees in Chemistry and Mathematics at Lubbock Christian University and then went on to complete his Ph.D. in Chemistry and Biochemistry at the University of Oklahoma. He has published research in the areas of natural products drug discovery, ethnobotany, microbial chemistry, and metabolomics of neurodegenerative diseases associated with protein misfolding. He is currently an Associate Professor at Pepperdine University in Malibu, California, where his research focus is on the chemical and pharmacological properties of Californian native medicinal plants as well as the biochemical mechanisms of the biological effects of plant polyphenol metabolites. He has over 10 years of experience teaching college courses in biochemistry, organic chemistry and general chemistry. Dr. Joyner has extensive experience with a wide variety of chemical laboratory methods and instrumentation, including quantitative analysis of complex extracts and characterization of unknown chemical components in natural products.