Matt Toomey - Faculty & Adjuncts

Matt Toomey, PhD

Matt Toomey, PhD
Assistant Professor of Biological Science
College of Engineering & Natural Sciences
Biological Science
918-631-2206 Website Oliphant Hall Room 305


PhD – Arizona State University BS – University of Vermont


Matthew Toomey is an Assistant Professor of Biology in the College of Engineering and Natural Sciences. His research is focused on understanding the adaptations of the avian visual system by bringing together a diversity of approaches from optical physics to animal behavior. He also pursues studies of the molecular and enzymatic mechanisms of pigment metabolism that generate the spectacular diversity of coloration in the animal kingdom.

Research Interests

Sensory Biology
Visual Ecology
Carotenoid Biology
Molecular Genetics of Animal Coloration

Teaching Interests

Cell and molecular biology

Courses Taught

  • Introduction to Molecular and Cellular Biology
  • Research Experience
  • Thesis
  • Independent Research
  • Selected Topics in Biological Science
  • Principles of Neuroscience
  • Seminar in Organismic/Environmental Biology