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Matthew Overturf
Assistant Professor
School of Sciences
CNSB 303
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.

Licensure & Certification

Informatics for RNA-sequence Analysis, Canadian Bioinformatics Workshops. (June 2014 - Present)

Research Interests

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

Recent Publications

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), "Changes to Neuroanatomy of Larval Zebrafish following Organophosphate Exposure" (Awarded, Not Yet Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $16,733. (July 2018 - Present).
Overturf, M. D. (Principal), "The Effects of Environmental Contaminants on the Development of Neurobehavioral Disorders" (Awarded, Not Yet Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Biomedical Research Network, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $50,000. (May 2018 - Present).
Overturf, M. D. (Principal), "Development of Adverse Outcome Pathways for Progesterone Receptor Agonism Leading to Reproductive Failure in Fish: Binding Affinities of Synthetic Progestins to Fish Progesterone Receptors" (Not Funded), Sponsored By Louisiana Board of Regents Research Competitiveness Subprogram, External to The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $18,000. (June 2018 - May 2019).
Overturf, M. D. (Principal), "The Impacts of Synthetic Progestins on Daphnia magna Reproduction and Sex Ratios" (Not Funded), Sponsored By ULM CAES Research Hub, The University of Louisiana at Monroe, $1,000. (January 2018 - May 2018).

Courses Taught

BIOL 1014FUND ANATOMY & PHYSIOLOGY I, 5 course(s)

BIOL 1020PRINCIPLES OF BIOLOGY I, 4 course(s)

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

BIOL 2028PATHOPHYSIOLOGY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 3010HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 3013HUMAN PHYSIOLOGY LABORATORY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4017DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4018DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY LAB, 1 course(s)

BIOL 4078ICHTHYOLOGY, 1 course(s)