Brianne Barker, Ph.D.

Brianne Barker, Ph.D.

Drew University

Dr. Brianne Barker is originally from Camden, N.Y. She earned her B.S. degree from Duke University, where she majored in biology and minored in chemistry and history.

While at Duke, she performed research in the laboratory of Dr. Barton Haynes examining antibody responses to HIV vaccine candidates.

Dr. Barker then earned her Ph.D. in immunology from Harvard University, where her research advisor was Dr. Norman Letvin. Her dissertation was an examination of cytokine control of CD8+ T cell memory. She then received postdoctoral training in the laboratory of Dr. Jenny Ting at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill at the Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center/Department of Microbiology and Immunology, where she worked on pattern recognition receptor signaling.

Dr. Barker started her teaching career as a visiting assistant professor at Hamilton College. She joined the biology faculty at Drew in 2013. Dr. Barker also enjoys baking delicious desserts and obsessing over Duke basketball.

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