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 Marine Biomedicine and Environmental Sciences | Faculty | Robert W. Chapman, Ph.D.

Robert W. Chapman, Ph.D.

Research Interest:
Molecular genetics of aquatic species. My laboratory conducts research on population genetics of marine fishes and invertebrates, with special emphasis on commercially and recreationally important species. We are also conducting ecogenomic studies of estuarine species to assess the effects of environmental change and challenges on transcriptomic profiles.

Selected Publications:
1.  Robalino,J, Carnegie R., O`Leary N., Ouvry-Patat S., de la Vega, E., Prior S., Gross PS, Browdy CL, Chapman RW, Schey K, Warr GW. (in press) Contributions of functional genomics and proteomics to the study of immune responses in the Pacific white leg shrimp Litopenaeus vannamei Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology.

2.  Mancia A., Warr GW, Chapman RW (in press) A transcriptomic analysis of the stress induced by capture-release health assessment studies in wild dolphins, (Tursiops truncatus). Mole Ecol.

3.  Robalino J, Bartlett TC, Chapman RW, Gross PS, Browdy CL, Warr GW.2007. Double-stranded RNA and antiviral immunity in marine shrimp: inducible host mechanisms and evidence for the evolution of viral counter-responses. Dev Comp Immunol. 31(6):539-47.

4.  Mancia A. a,*, Mats L. Lundqvistb, Tracy A. Romanoc, Margie P. Adamsa, Patricia Fairb , Blake C.Ellisa, Sebastiano Gattoni-Cellia, David J. McKillena, Harold F. Trenta , Yian Ann Chenf, Jonas S. Almeidaf, Paul S. Grossa, Robert W. Chapman, Gregory W. Warr (2006) A Dolphin Peripheral Blood Leukocyte cDNA Microarray for Studies of Stress Reactions and Immune Function. Dev. Comp. Immun (in press)

5.  Mancia A. , Tracy A. Romano , Holly A. Gefroh , Robert W. Chapman, Darlene L. Middleton , Gregory W. Warr , Mats L. Lundqvist 2006. The Immunoglobulin G Heavy Chain (IGHG) genes of the Atlantic bottlenose dolphin, Tursiops truncatus Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology in press

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Robert W. Chapman, Ph.D.

Senior Research Scientist
SC Dept of Natural Resources,
Marine Resources Research Institute

Ph.D. University of Georgia

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