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Erika Varner

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    Position: Assistant Professor of Chemistry

    Department: Chemistry

    Office: Science Center 216

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    About Dr. Erika Varner


    • B.S., California University of Pennsylvania
    • Ph.D., University of Pittsburgh
    • Research and Teaching
    • Publications
    Research and Teaching

    Research Interests

    • Electrochemical detection in paper based microfluidics
    • Neurochemistry



    • Contemporary Chemistry
    • Forensics
    • Human Chemistry I and II
    • General Chemistry I and II





    • Jaquins-Gerstl, A.; Varner, E.L.; Nesbitt, K.M.; Michael, A.C. Advancing Intracranial Microdialysis Sampling and Measurements. In Compendium of in vivo Monitoring in Real-Time Molecular Neuroscience; Wilson, G.S. and Michael, A.C. Eds.; Singapore 2017 Vol. 2, Ch. 16.
    • Varner, E.L.; Leong, C.L.; Jaquins-Gerstl, A.; Nesbitt, K.M.; Boutelle, M.G.; Michael, A.C. 2017. Enhancing Continuous Online Microdialysis Using Dexamethasone: Measurement of Dynamic Neurometabolic Changes during Spreading Depolarization. ACS. Chem. Neurosci. 8 (8), 1779-1788.
    • Ngo, K.T.; Varner, E.L.; Michael, A.C.; Weber, S.G. 2017. Monitoring Dopamine Responses to Potassium Ion and Nomifensine by in vivo Microdialysis with Online Liquid Chromatography at One-Minute Resolution. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 8 (2), 329-338.
    • Varner, E.L.; Jaquins-Gerstl. A; Michael, A.C. 2016. Enhanced Intracranial Microdialysis by Reduction of Traumatic Penetration Injury at the Probe Track. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 7, 728-736.
    • Gu, H.; Varner, E.L.; Groskreutz, S.R.; Michael, A.C.; Weber, S.G. 2015. In vivo monitoring of dopamine by microdialysis with 1 min temporal resolution using online capillary liquid chromatography with electrochemical detection. Anal. Chem. 87 (12), 6088-6094.
    • Taylor, I.M.; Nesbitt, K.M.; Walters, S.H.; Varner, E.L.; Shu, Z.; Bartlow, K.M.; Jaquins-Gerstl, A.S.; Michael, A.C. 2015. Kinetic diversity of dopamine transmission in the dorsal striatum. J. Neurochem. 133 (4), 522-531.
    • Nesbitt, K.M.; Varner, E.L.; Jaquins-Gerstl, A.; Michael, A.C. 2015. Microdialysis in the rat striatum: effects of 24 h dexamethasone retrodialysis on evoked dopamine release and penetration injury. ACS Chem. Neurosci. 6, 163–173.
      • Rummel, S.; Varner, E.; Shriver, C.D.; Ellsworth, R.E. 2013. Evaluation of BRCA1 mutations in an unselected patient population with triple-negative breast cancer. Breast Cancer Research and Treatment, 137 (1), 119-125.