Virginia Institute of Marine Science

Ryan Carnegie

Research Associate Professor

Email : [[carnegie]]
Phone : (804) 684-7713
Office : Chesapeake Bay Hall N109
Department : Aquatic Health Sciences
Lab website : {{, Shellfish Pathology Laboratory}}
Curriculum Vitae : {{, Carnegie CV}}

  • BA in Biology from Rutgers University
  • MA in Marine Science from VIMS
  • PhD in Marine Biology from the University of Maine
Research Interests
  • Parasitology and invertebrate pathology; evolutionary ecology of host-parasite interactions; aquaculture health management; shellfish restoration.
Current Projects
  • Streamlining biosecurity management in the context of regional molluscan shellfish transfers (with Dave Bushek, Bob Rheault, Lisa Calvo, Marcy Nelson, Debbie Bouchard, funded by the NOAA Sea Grant Aquaculture Research Program)
  • Profiling the microbiome composition of hatchery-reared oyster larvae (with BK Song and Stan Allen, funded by Virginia Sea Grant)
  • Investigation of potential correlation between oyster health and contamination with human pathogenic vibrios (with Corinne Audemard and Kim Reece, funded by Virginia Sea Grant)
  • Evolutionary ecology of parasitic diseases in Crassostrea virginica
  • Phylogenetics and phylogeography of marine parasites
Recent Publications
  • Ribeiro, F., E.J. Hilton, and R.B. Carnegie. High prevalence and potential impacts of crustacean ectoparasites on larval Atlantic croaker (Micropogonias undulatus) in the Chesapeake Bay. Estuaries and Coasts, in press
  • Rodgers, C.J., R.B. Carnegie, M.C. Chávez-Sánchez, C.C. Martínez-Chávez, M.D. Furones Nozal, and P.M. Hine. Legislative and regulatory aspects of molluscan health management. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology, in press
  • Breiburg, D.L., D. Hondorp, C. Audemard, R.B. Carnegie, R.B. Burrell, M. Trice, and V. Clark. 2015. Landscape-level variation in disease susceptibility related to shallow-water hypoxia. PLOS ONE e0116223
  • Hill, K.M., N.A. Stokes, S.C. Webb, P.M. Hine, M.A. Kroeck, J.D. Moore, M.S. Morley, K.S. Reece, E.M. Burreson, and R.B. Carnegie. 2014. Phylogenetics of Bonamia parasites based on small subunit and internal transcribed spacer region ribosomal DNA sequence data. Diseases of Aquatic Organisms 110 (1-2): 33-54
  • Carnegie, R.B., K.M. Hill, N.A. Stokes, and E.M. Burreson. 2014. The haplosporidian Bonamia exitiosa is present in Australia, but the identity of the parasite described as Bonamia roughleyi is uncertain. Journal of Invertebrate Pathology 115: 33-40
Current Students and Staff