Most of the 2018–2019 Barker Lab!

People in the Barker Lab

Dr. Michael S. Barker

Associate Professor, EEB 
Director, Bioinformatics Degree Program 
Phone: 520–621–2213 
Office: BioSciences West 321E
Lab: BioSciences West 321
EEB Page
@BarkerLab on Twitter
Also on Twitter: @PolyploidPapers @BrassicaPapers @PteridophytePub

Postdoctoral Researchers

Dr. Brittany Sutherland

NIH PERT Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., University of Virginia
Developing machine learning approaches to infer genome duplication events
@SutherlandBL on Twitter

Dr. Paul Blischak

NSF Plant Genome Postdoctoral Fellow
Ph.D., The Ohio State University
Developing models for population genomic inferences in polyploid species
Personal website:
@PaulBlischak on Twitter

Graduate Students

Anthony Baniaga

EEB Ph.D. Candidate 
Studying the genomics of hybridization and resurrection across the hybrid zone of the Sonoran Desert lycophytes Selaginella arizona and S. eremophila

Zheng Li

EEB Ph.D. Candidate
Using new approaches to test hypotheses on the phylogenetic distribution and frequency of polyploidy across the tree of life
@LiZheng_Arizona on Twitter

Undergraduate Students

Kyle Jenkins

Bioinformatics B.S. major
Gene and Genome duplications across the molluscs. Are cephalopods polyploids or aliens?

Honorary & Visiting Members

Shing Zhan

Ph.D. Candidate at University of British Columbia

Jesse Czenski-Moir

Ph.D. Candidate at SUNY-ESF, Syracuse

Jake Ellis

Bioinformatics M.S. Student at Northeastern University
Conducting his Research Internship in the Barker Lab

Polly Barker

Lab mascot and guard dog of 321E

Lab Alumni

Dr. Xinshuai Qi

Genomic Data Scientist, Bayer Crop Science

Dr. Hannah Marx

Postdoctoral Fellow, University of Michigan

Dr. Patrick Edger

Assistant Professor, Michigan State University 

Dr. Emily Sessa

Assistant Professor, University of Florida 

Dr. Rebecca Rundell

Associate Professor, SUNY-ESF 

Dr. Nils Arrigo

Group Leader, University of Lausanne 

Dr. Rishi Masalia

Bioinformatician at LeafWorks
Personal website:

Kevin Holt

Graduate student at Brown University

Tara Hall

Graduate student at Cornell University

Rongpei Yu

Hanghui Kong

Elton Assis

Thomas Kidder

Bioinformatics B.S. major
Architect of high throughput PASTA and inference of paleopolyploidy throughout the plant phylogeny

Sally Galuska

Bioinformatics B.S. major
Taming GO annotations with HMMs in Beholder and developing machine learning approaches to study plant genomes

Chris Reardon

MCB B.S. major
Master of MAPS and machine learning for plant genomes

Alexandra Pond

Evaluating the age and nature of the polyploidy in the ancestry of the Hawaiian Silversword Alliance

Alex Trostle

Using simulation approaches to study the history of plant genomes

Anshu Goyal
Machine learning approaches for inference of duplication and hybridization events in genomes