Joanna Joyner-Matos

Eastern Since:

2008 in Biology Department
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
Pre-Med/Dent, Pre-Optometry
Courses Taught:
Biological Investigation, Human Anatomy & Physiology, Principles of Animal Physiology, Biology of Aging, Biology of Symbiosis, Animal Physiological Ecology, Cell Biology, Immunology, Senior Capstone (various topics in physiology), Biological Research Methods I, Current Topics in Physiology, Current Topics in Cell and Molecular Biology

Pronouns: she/her/hers


Dr. Joanna Joyner-Matos

The members of the Joyner-Matos lab condemn racism and discrimination in any form and acknowledge the historical legacy of  marginalization and exclusion of underrepresented groups in higher education. We are committed to creating an inclusive lab environment and are proud to be at an institution that welcomes and supports minoritized students. Black Lives Matter

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. My recent work has focused on the aquatic invertebrates found in wetlands in eastern Washington and northern Idaho. Information about current and future research projects is provided on my Current Research Projects  page. I also participate in research related to broadening participation in STEM education, building on our experience with the S-STEM program.

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.