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  • Joanna Joyner Matos, Ph.D.
    Joanna Joyner Matos, Ph.D.
    SCI 234B
    Phone: 509.359.2361
    Fax: 509.359.6867

    Eastern Since:
    "How aquatic animals can survive in habitats that have stressful conditions, including toxic metals and invasive species."
    Undergraduate Degree:
    University of Utah, 2000 Honors, Biology
    Graduate Degree(s):
    Washington State University, 2002, M.S. Zoology
    University of Florida, 2007, Ph.D. Zoology
    Post Doctoral Work:
    University of Florida, 2007-2008, Evolutionary Genetics
    Courses Taught:
    Biological Investigation; Human Anatomy and Physiology; Animal Physiology; Biology of Aging; Biology of Symbiosis; Current Topics in Physiology

    Research Areas:

    My research interests are in comparative physiology, with the overall goal of understanding how the ecology and evolution of species are shaped by cellular-level processes. Information about current and future research projects is provided on my webpage (

    I am actively recruiting undergraduate and graduate students to participate in on-going research and design independent projects. Please contact me if you are interested in participating in lab-based or field research.

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