ZFIN ID: ZDB-PERS-970217-6
Varga, Zoltán M.
Email: zoltan@zebrafish.org
Affiliation: Zebrafish International Resource Center (ZIRC)
Address: 5274 University of Oregon 1307 Franklin Blvd Eugene, OR 97403-5274
Country: United States
Phone: (541)346-6032
ORCID ID: 0000-0002-1357-2708


Sharpton, T.J., Lu, Y., Kent, M.L., Watts, S.A., Varga, Z.M. (2023) Tenth Aquatic Models of Human Disease Conference 2022 Workshop Report: Aquatics Nutrition and Reference Diet Development. Zebrafish. 20:243249243-249
Bodenstein, S., Abdullayeva, F., Murphy, J.M., Varga, Z.M., Tiersch, T.R. (2023) Modeling of cryopreservation pathway operation at an aquatic biomedical stock center for zebrafish. Cryobiology. 113:104792
Sieler, M.J., Al-Samarrie, C.E., Kasschau, K.D., Varga, Z.M., Kent, M.L., Sharpton, T.J. (2023) Disentangling the link between zebrafish diet, gut microbiome succession, and Mycobacterium chelonae infection. Animal microbiome. 5:3838
Russo, C., Drewery, M., Chang, C.T., Savage, M., Sanchez, L., Varga, Z., Kent, M.L., Walter, R., Lu, Y. (2022) Assessment of Various Standard Fish Diets on Growth and Fecundity of Platyfish (Xiphophorus maculatus) and Medaka (Oryzias latipes). Zebrafish. 19(5):181-189
Yang, H., Hu, E., Matthews, J.L., Varga, Z.M., Tiersch, T.R. (2021) Is catalase an effective additive to alleviate oxidative stress during cryopreservation of zebrafish sperm at the repository level?. Cryobiology. 104:70-78
Langa, X., Neuhaus, P., Lains, D., Stewart, T.J., Borel, N., Certal, A.C., Monteiro, J.F., Aleström, P., Diaz, E., Piragyte, I., Bräutigam, L., Vázquez, R., Hlushchuk, R., Gfeller, L., Mestrot, A., Bigalke, M., Varga, Z.M., Mercader, N. (2021) A Systematic Analysis of Metal and Metalloid Concentrations in Eight Zebrafish Recirculating Water Systems. Zebrafish. 18(4):252-264
Matthews, J.L., Varga, Z.M. (2021) Cryopreservation of Pooled Sperm Samples. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 2218:99-115
Yang, H., Hu, E., Tiersch, T., Carmichael, C., Matthews, J., Varga, Z.M. (2020) Temporal and Concentration Effects of Methanol on Cryopreservation of Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Sperm. Zebrafish. 17(4):233-242
Varga, Z.M., Ekker, S.C., Lawrence, C. (2018) Workshop Report: Zebrafish and Other Fish Models-Description of Extrinsic Environmental Factors for Rigorous Experiments and Reproducible Results. Zebrafish. 15:533-535
Matthews, J.L., Murphy, J.M., Carmichael, C., Yang, H., Tiersch, T., Westerfield, M., Varga, Z.M. (2018) Changes to Extender, Cryoprotective Medium, and In Vitro Fertilization Improve Zebrafish Sperm Cryopreservation. Zebrafish. 15(3):279-290
Oltová, J., Barton, C., Certal, A.C., Argenton, F., Varga, Z.M. (2018) 10th European Zebrafish Meeting 2017, Budapest: Husbandry Workshop Summary. Zebrafish.
Köhler, A., Collymore, C., Finger-Baier, K., Geisler, R., Kaufmann, L., Pounder, K.C., Schulte-Merker, S., Valentim, A., Varga, Z.M., Weiss, J., Strähle, U. (2017) Report of Workshop on Euthanasia for Zebrafish-A Matter of Welfare and Science. Zebrafish. 14(6):547-551
Gonzalez, T.J., Lu, Y., Boswell, M., Boswell, W., Medrano, G., Walter, S., Ellis, S., Savage, M., Varga, Z.M., Lawrence, C., Sanders, G., Walter, R.B. (2017) Fluorescent light exposure incites acute and prolonged immune responses in Zebrafish (Danio rerio) skin. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP. 208:87-95
Samaee, S.M., Nikkhah, H., Varga, Z.M., Rezaei, B. (2017) A Simple and Inexpensive Microinjection System for Zebrafish Embryos and Larvae. Zebrafish. 14(6):581-585
Samaee, S.M., Seyedin, S., Varga, Z.M. (2017) An Affordable Intraperitoneal Injection Setup for Juvenile and Adult Zebrafish. Zebrafish. 14(1):77-79
Murray, K.N., Varga, Z.M., Kent, M.L. (2016) Biosecurity and Health Monitoring at the Zebrafish International Resource Center. Zebrafish. 13 Suppl 1:S30-8
Varga, Z.M., Lawrence, C. (2016) Policy Section. Zebrafish. 13 Suppl 1:S149
Lawrence, C., Eisen, J.S., Varga, Z.M. (2016) Husbandry and Health Program Survey Synopsis. Zebrafish. 13 Suppl 1:S5-7
Varga, Z.M., Lawrence, C., Ekker, S.C., Eisen, J.S. (2016) Universal Healthcare for Zebrafish. Zebrafish. 13 Suppl 1:S1-4
Varga, Z.M., Wilson, C., Alestrøm, P. (2016) European Zebrafish Meeting 2015 Husbandry Session Report. Zebrafish. 13(3)
Yang, H., Daly, J., Carmichael, C., Matthews, J., Varga, Z.M., Tiersch, T. (2016) A Procedure-Spanning Analysis of Plasma Membrane Integrity for Assessment of Cell Viability in Sperm Cryopreservation of Zebrafish Danio rerio. Zebrafish. 13(2):144-51
Varga, Z.M. (2016) Aquaculture, husbandry, and shipping at the Zebrafish International Resource Center. Methods in cell biology. 135:509-34
Varga, Z.M., Murray, K.N. (2016) Health monitoring and disease prevention at the Zebrafish International Resource Center. Methods in cell biology. 135:535-51
Matthews, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2012) Anesthesia and euthanasia in zebrafish. ILAR journal. 53(2):192-204
Kent, M.L., and Varga, Z. (2012) Introduction: use of zebrafish in research and importance of health and husbandry. ILAR journal. 53(2):89-94
Varga, Z.M., and Tiersch, T.R. (2012) Workshop and panel discussion: High-throughput cryopreservation of germplasm as an exchange currency for genetic resources. Comparative biochemistry and physiology. Toxicology & pharmacology : CBP.
Murray, K.N., Bauer, J., Tallen, A., Matthews, J.L., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2011) Characterization and management of asymptomatic mycobacterium infections at the zebrafish international resource center. Journal of the American Association for Laboratory Animal Science : JAALAS. 50(5):675-679
Murray, K.N., Dreska, M., Nasiadka, A., Rinne, M., Matthews, J.L., Carmichael, C., Bauer, J., Varga, Z.M., and Westerfield, M. (2011) Transmission, Diagnosis, and Recommendations for Control of Pseudoloma neurophilia Infections in Laboratory Zebrafish (Danio rerio) Facilities. Comparative medicine. 61(4):322-329
Varga, Z.M. (2011) Aquaculture and husbandry at the zebrafish international resource center. Methods in cell biology. 104:453-478
Zhang, C., Song, Y., Thompson, D.A., Madonna, M.A., Millhauser, G.L., Toro, S., Varga, Z., Westerfield, M., Gamse, J., Chen, W., Cone, R.D. (2010) Pineal-specific agouti protein regulates teleost background adaptation. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America. 107(47):20164-71
Lawrence, C., Sanders, G.E., Varga, Z.M., Baumann, D.P., Freeman, A., Baur, B., and Francis, M. (2009) Regulatory Compliance and the Zebrafish. Zebrafish. 6(4):453-456
Ramsay, J.M., Feist, G.W., Varga, Z.M., Westerfield, M., Kent, M.L., and Schreck, C.B. (2009) Whole-body cortisol response of zebrafish to acute net handling stress. Aquaculture (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 297(1-4):157-162
Viktorin, G., Chiuchitu, C., Rissler, M., Varga, Z.M., and Westerfield, M. (2009) Emx3 is required for the differentiation of dorsal telencephalic neurons. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 238(8):1984-1998
Toro, S., Wegner, J., Muller, M., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2009) Identification of differentially expressed genes in the zebrafish hypothalamic-pituitary axis. Gene expression patterns : GEP. 9(4):200-208
Hagedorn, M., Ricker, J., McCarthy, M., Meyers, S.A., Tiersch, T.R., Varga, Z.M., and Kleinhans, F.W. (2009) Biophysics of zebrafish (Danio rerio) sperm. Cryobiology. 58(1):12-19
Carmichael, C., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2009) Cryopreservation and in vitro fertilization at the zebrafish international resource center. Methods in molecular biology (Clifton, N.J.). 546:45-65
Dutta, S., Dietrich, J.E., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2008) Notch signaling regulates endocrine cell specification in the zebrafish anterior pituitary. Developmental Biology. 319(2):248-257
Toro, S., and Varga, Z.M. (2007) Equivalent progenitor cells in the zebrafish anterior preplacodal field give rise to adenohypophysis, lens, and olfactory placodes. Seminars in cell & developmental biology. 18(4):534-542
Yang, H., Carmichael, C., Varga, Z.M., and Tiersch, T.R. (2007) Development of a simplified and standardized protocol with potential for high-throughput for sperm cryopreservation in zebrafish Danio rerio. Theriogenology. 68(2):128-136
Ramsay, J.M., Feist, G.W., Varga, Z.M., Westerfield, M., Kent, M.L., and Schreck, C.B. (2006) Whole-body cortisol is an indicator of crowding stress in adult zebrafish, Danio rerio. Aquaculture (Amsterdam, Netherlands). 258(1-4):565-574
Seth, A., Culverwell, J., Walkowicz, M., Toro, S., Rick, J.M., Neuhauss, S.C., Varga, Z.M., and Karlstrom, R.O. (2006) belladonna/(lhx2) is required for neural patterning and midline axon guidance in the zebrafish forebrain. Development (Cambridge, England). 133(4):725-735
Dutta, S., Dietrich, J.E., Aspock, G., Burdine, R.D., Schier, A., Westerfield, M., and Varga, Z.M. (2005) pitx3 defines an equivalence domain for lens and anterior pituitary placode. Development (Cambridge, England). 132(7):1579-1590
Herzog, W., Sonntag, C., Von Der Hardt, S., Roehl, H.H., Varga, Z.M., and Hammerschmidt, M. (2004) Fgf3 signaling from the ventral diencephalon is required for early specification and subsequent survival of the zebrafish adenohypophysis. Development (Cambridge, England). 131(15):3681-3692
Varga, Z.M., Amores, A., Lewis, K.E., Yan, Y.-L., Postlethwait, J.H., Eisen, J.S., and Westerfield, M. (2001) Zebrafish smoothened functions in ventral neural tube specification and axon tract formation. Development (Cambridge, England). 128(18):3497-3509
Rohr, K.B., Barth, K.A., Varga, Z.M., and Wilson, S.W. (2001) The nodal pathway acts upstream of hedgehog signaling to specify ventral telencephalic identity. Neuron. 29(2):341-351
De Martino, S., Yan, Y.-L., Jowett, T., Postlethwait, J.H., Varga, Z.M., Ashworth, A., and Austin, C.A. (2000) Expression of sox11 gene duplicates in zebrafish suggests the reciprocal loss of ancestral gene expression patterns in development. Developmental Dynamics : an official publication of the American Association of Anatomists. 217(3):279-292
Varga, Z.M., Wegner, J., and Westerfield, M. (1999) Anterior movement of ventral diencephalic precursors separates the primordial eye field in the neural plate and requires cyclops. Development (Cambridge, England). 126:5533-5546

Hirose Y, Varga ZM, Kondoh H, Furutani-Seiki M. Single cell lineage and regionalization of cell populations during Medaka neurulation. Development. 2004 Jun;131(11):2553-63.
PMID: 15148299

Z. M. Varga, C. E. Bandtlow, the late S. D. Erulkar, M. E. Schwab and J. G. Nicholls. (1995) The critical period for repair of CNS of neonatal opossum (Monodelphis domestica) in culture: correlation with development of glial cells, myelin and growth inhibitory molecules. Eur. J.Neurosci. 7, 2119 - 2129
PMID: 8542069

Z. M. Varga, M. E. Schwab and J. G. Nicholls. (1995) Suppression of regeneration after lesions of immature mammalian spinal cord in culture by myelin associated neurite growth inhibitory proteins. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 92, 10959 - 10963
PMID: 7479918

Z. M. Varga, J. Fernandez, S. Blackshaw, K. J. Muller, W. B. Adams and J. G. Nicholls. (1996) Neurite outgrowth through lesions of neonatal opossum spinal cord in culture. J. Comp. Neurol. 366, 600 – 612
PMID: 8833112