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Matthew Overturf
Assistant Professor
School of Sciences
HANN 221B
318-342-7967
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Matthew D Overturf, PhD
Assistant Professor, Biology

Education

Ph D

2013, Biology
University of North Texas

BS

2008, Biology
University of Louisiana at Monroe

Biographical Sketch

Dr. Matthew D. Overturf received a B.S. in Biology (2008) from the University of Louisiana at Monroe and a Ph.D. in Biology (2013) from the University of North Texas. He completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Ontario Institute of Technology. Much of Dr. Overturf's research has centered around the developmental and reproductive effects of human pharmaceuticals on non-target species, such as fish. His Ph.D. dissertation focused on the early-life stage effects of levonorgestrel, a synthetic progestin, on fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) larvae.

Research Interests

  • Fish Reproduction and Development
  • Pharmaceuticals in the Environment
  • Environmental Contaminants and Neurobehavioral Disorders

Recent Publications

Cramer, L., Overturf, M. D. An Across Species Approach to Pharmaceutical Prioritization Using Fish Reproduction Data. Environmental Toxicology and Chemistry.
Rogers, S., Overturf, M. D. Autism-like Behavior Alterations Observed in Zebrafish After Exposure to the Organophosphate Chlorpyrifos. Journal of Autism and Developmental Disorders.
Pandelides, Z., Ussery, E. J., Overturf, M. D., Guchardi, J., Holdway, D. A. Inhibition of swim bladder inflation in Japanese medaka (Oryzias latipes) embryos following exposure to select pharmaceuticals alone and in combination. Aquatic Toxicology.
Overturf, C. L., Overturf, M. D., Huggett, D. B. (2016). Bioconcentration and endocrine disruption effects of diazepam in channel catfish, Ictalurus punctatus (pp. 46-52). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part C.
Overturf, M. D., Anderson, J. C., Pandelides, Z., Beyger, L., Holdway, D. A. (2015). Pharmaceuticals and Personal Care Products (PPCPs): A Critical Review of the Impacts on Fish Reproduction (pp. 469-491). Critical Reviews in Toxicology.
Overturf, M. D., Huggett, D. B. (2015). Responses of various exposure durations of levonorgestrel during early-life stages of fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) (pp. 33-40). Aquatic Toxicology.
Overturf, M. D., Overturf, C. L., Carty, D. R., Hala, D., Huggett, D. B. (2014). Levonorgestrel exposure to fathead minnows (Pimephales promelas) alters survival, growth, steroidogenic gene expression and hormone production (pp. 152-161). Aquatic Toxicology.
Petersen, L. H., Needham, S. L., Burleson, M. L., Overturf, M. D., Huggett, D. B. (2013). Involvement of B3-adrenergic receptors in in vivo cardiovascular regulation in rainbow trout (Onchorhynchus mykiss) (pp. 291-300). Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology Part A.
Overturf, M. D., Overturf, C. L., Baxter, D., Hala, D. N., Constantine, L., Venables, B., Huggett, D. B. (2012). Early life-stage toxicity of eight pharmaceuticals to the fathead minnow, Pimephales promelas (pp. 455-464). Archives of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology.
Hala, D., Overturf, M. D., Petersen, L. H., Huggett, D. B. (2011). Quantification of 2-hydrazinopyridine derivatized steroid hormones in fathead minnow (Pimephales promelas) blood plasma using LC-ESI+/MS/MS (pp. 591-598). Journal of Chromatography B.
Baer, K. N., McCoole, M. D., Overturf, M. D. (2009). Modulation of sex ratios in Daphnia magna following multigenerational exposure to sewage treatment plant effluents (pp. 1545-50). Ecotoxicology and Environmental Safety.

Research Grants

Overturf, M. D. (Principal), "The Effects of Environmental Contaminants on the Development of Neurobehavioral Disorders" (Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50,000. (May 2018 - April 2019).
Overturf, M. D. (Principal), "Changes to Neuroanatomy of Larval Zebrafish following Organophosphate Exposure" (Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $16,733. (July 2018 - December 2018).

Awards & Honors

July 2020 Kitty Degree Endowed Professor.

Courses Taught

BIOL 1014FUND ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I, 8 course(s)

BIOL 1015FUND ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY II, 2 course(s)

BIOL 1020PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I, 8 course(s)

BIOL 1021PRINCIPLES BIOLOGY I LAB, 1 course(s)

BIOL 1023PRINCIPLES BIOLOGY II LAB, 1 course(s)

BIOL 2028PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, 4 course(s)

BIOL 2041HUMAN ANATOMY LABORATORY, 3 course(s)

BIOL 3010HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, 4 course(s)

BIOL 3013HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY, 7 course(s)

BIOL 4017DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 2 course(s)

BIOL 4018DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB, 2 course(s)

BIOL 4078ICHTHYOLOGY, 2 course(s)

BIOL 5007SEMINAR, 1 course(s)

BIOL 5040COMPARATIVE PHYSIOLOGY, 2 course(s)