Lab Manager / Senior Researcher
Barbara was born and bred in north Jersey but wanted to see the world. So she ventured far from home and attended the University of Scranton in PA for her BS in Bio/Math. Deciding that PA was too far away from NJ for her, she came home and pursued her Ph.D. at UMDNJ-Rutgers, where she studied chromatin regulation in response to DNA damage in the laboratory of Nancy Walworth. She continued her studies in the laboratory of Jim Broach during his time at Princeton as an ACS fellow. Barbara came over to the dark side of science (the Department of Chemistry) where she used budding yeast to explicate the role of inositol phosphates in the cell in the laboratory of Dorothea Fiedler. Currently, Barbara has returned to and is actively pursuing her research interests in chromatin biology. In her spare time, she likes listening to music, especially live music, including Ben Folds, the Avett Brothers, and of course the legends of pop music, the Beach Boys.