Jamie Barber

Department of Infectious Diseases
Senior Research Scientist, Tripp Lab


Jamie Barber received an undergraduate degree from a small liberal arts honors college in Maryland and began his professional career at The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine’s Oncology Center in the Bone Marrow Transplant Research Unit. After completing a masters degree in Environmental Science with a focus on Toxicology, he moved within to the Oncology Center to manage the Experimental Hematopoesis Research Flow Core. Jamie came to UGA’s Department of Infectious Diseases in 2007 to work with Dr. Ralph Tripp in the Animal Health Research Center where Jamie managed the AHRC’s cytometry core. In 2012, Jamie began managing the interdisciplinary CVM Cytometry Core Facility.

Research Interests

Direct support of the University of Georgia College of Veterinary Medicine’s mission to improve animal and human health through excellence in veterinary and biomedical education, research, and clinical service through 1) advancement of education with an interdisciplinary approach to curricula for effective instruction of cytometric methods and systems, and 2) through support of basic and translational research as well as clinical diagnostic development through the CVM Cytometry Core Facility.

Educational Background

  • B.A. Biology, St. Mary’s College of Maryland, 1987
  • M.S. Environmental Science, The Johns Hopkins University, 1998

Selected Publications

Castro-Garza J, García-Jacobo P, Rivera-Morales LG, Quinn FD, Barber J, Karls R, Haas D, Helms S, Gupta T, Blumberg H, Tapia J, Luna-Cruz I, Rendon A, Vargas-Villarreal J, Vera-Cabrera L, Rodríguez-Padilla C. Detection of anti-HspX antibodies and HspX protein in patient sera for the identification of recent latent infection by Mycobacterium tuberculosis. PLoS One 2017 Aug 16;12(8):e0181714. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0181714. eCollection 2017.
Sun HY, Noe J, Barber J, Coyne RS, Cassidy-Hanley D, Clark TG, Findly RC, and Dickerson HW. Endosymbiotic bacteria in the parasitic ciliate Ichthyophthirius multifiliis. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2009 Dec;75(23):7445-52. Epub 2009 Oct 9. Issue cover photo.
Savage WJ, Barber JP, Mukhina GL, Hu R, Chen G, Matsui W, Thoburn C, Hess AD, Cheng L, Jones RJ, Brodsky RA. Glycosylphosphatidylinositol-anchored protein deficiency confers resistance to apoptosis in PNH. Exp Hematol. 37(1):42-51, 2009. Epub 2008 Nov 14.
Jones RJ, Collector MI, Barber JP, Vala MS, Fackler MJ, May WS, Griffin CA, Hawkins AL, Zehnbauer BA, Hilton J, Colvin OM, and Sharkis SJ. Characterization of mouse lymphohematopoietic stem cells lacking spleen colony-forming activity. Blood 1996 Jul 15;88(2):487-91.
Bedi A, Barber JP, Bedi GC, El Deiry WS, Sidransky D, Vala MS, Akhtar AJ, Hilton J, and Jones RJ. BCR-ABL-mediated inhibition of apoptosis by delay of G2/M transition following DNA damage: a mechanism of resistance to multiple anticancer agents. Blood 1995 Aug 1;86(3):1148-58.
Jones RJ, Barber JP, Vala MS, Collector MI, Kaufmann SH, Ludeman SM, Colvin OM, and Hilton J. Assessment of aldehyde dehydrogenase in viable cells. Blood 1995 May 15;85(10):2742-6.