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Daniel Barbash

Daniel Barbash

Professor and Chair

401 Biotechnology
(607) 254-5208

Daniel Barbash is a Professor and Chair in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He is a member of the Graduate Fields of Biochemistry, Molecular & Cell Biology, and Genetics, Genomics & Development. His research interests include molecular and genome evolution, speciation, and transposable element regulation.

Research Focus

Genetics and molecular evolution of interspecific hybrid incompatibilities; transposable element dynamics; genome evolution

Teaching Focus

Genetics; Molecular Evolution

Selected Publications

Journal Publications

  • Kelleher, E. S., Barbash, D. A., & Blumenstiel, J. P. (2020). Taming the turmoil within: New insights on the containment of transposable elements. Trends Genetics. 36(7):474-489.
  • Wang, L., Barbash, D. A., & Kelleher, E. S. (2020). Adaptive evolution among cytoplasmic piRNA proteins leads to decreased genomic auto-immunity. PLoS Genetics. 16(6):e1008861.
  • McGurk, M. P., & Barbash, D. A. (2018). Double insertion of transposable elements provides a substrate for the evolution of satellite DNA. Genome Research. 28:714-725.
  • Lower, S. S., McGurk, M. P., Clark, A. G., & Barbash, D. A. (2018). Satellite DNA evolution: old ideas, new approaches. Current Opin Genet Dev. 49:70-78.
  • Castillo, D. M., & Barbash, D. A. (2017). Moving speciation genetics forward: modern techniques build on foundational studies in Drosophila. Genetics. 207:825-842.
  • Wei, K. H., Reddy, H. M., Rathnam, C., Lee, J., Lin, D., Ji, S. M., Mason, J. M., Clark, A. G., & Barbash, D. A. (2017). A pooled sequencing approach identifies a candidate meiotic driver in Drosophila. Genetics. 206:451-465.
  • Satyaki, P., Cuykendall, T. N., Wei, K. H., Brideau, N. J., Kwak, H., Aruna, S., Ferree, P. M., Ji, S., & Barbash, D. A. (2014). The Hmr and Lhr hybrid incompatibility genes suppress a broad range of heterochromatic repeats. PLoS Genetics. 10:e1004240.
  • Kelleher, E. S., Edelman, N. B., & Barbash, D. A. (2012). Drosophila interspecific hybrids phenocopy piRNA-pathway mutants. PLoS Biology . 10:e1001428.