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Robin Varney

Assistant Research Scientist

Email: [[v|rlvarney]]
Phone: (804) 684-7710
Office: Andrews Hall 414
Section: Natural Resources
Unit: Aquaculture Genetics and Breeding Technology Center
Research Interests: oysters, population genetics, genomics, molecular biology, shellfish genetics, aquaculture

  • B.S. in Clinical Laboratory Science – University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC, 1998
  • M.S. in Marine Science – University of South Carolina, Columbia, SC, 2004
  • Ph.D. in Marine Biosciences – University of Delaware, Lewes, DE, 2009

Guo, X, J Puritz, Z Wang, D Proestou, S Allen, Jr., J Small, K Verbyla, H Zhao, J Haggard, N Chriss, D Zeng, K Lundgren, B Allam, D Bushek, M Gomez-Chiarri, M Hare, C Hollenbeck, J La Peyre, M Liu, KE Lotterhos, L Plough, P Rawson, S Rikard, E Saillant, RL Varney, G Wikfors, and AE Wilbur 2023. Development and evaluation of high-density SNP arrays for the eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica. Marine Biotechnology 25, 174-191.

Varney, RL and AE Wilbur 2020. Analysis of genetic variation and inbreeding among three lines of hatchery-reared Crassostrea virginica broodstock. Aquaculture 527: 735452.

Varney, RL, JC Watts, and AE Wilbur 2018. Genetic impacts of a commercial aquaculture lease on adjacent oyster populations. Aquaculture 491: 310-320.

Varney, RL, RE Sackett, and AE Wilbur 2016. Analysis of spatiotemporal genetic variability in eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) mtDNA 16S sequences among North Carolina populations. Journal of Shellfish Research 35(2): 1-14.

Varney, RL, and MAF Noor 2011. Inconsistent associations between recombination rate and codon bias across Drosophila species. Drosophila Information Service 94: 5-9.

Varney, RL, and MAF Noor. 2010. Quick guide: The scuttle fly. Current Biology 20: R466-R467.

Varney, RL, C Galindo-Sanchez, P Cruz, and PM Gaffney 2009. Population genetics of the Eastern oyster Crassostrea virginica (Gmelin, 1791) in the Gulf of Mexico. Journal of Shellfish Research 28(4): 855-864.