Professor, Molecular Biology and Genetics
Daniel Barbash is a Professor 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.
Genetics and molecular evolution of interspecific hybrid incompatibilities; molecular evolution of rapidly evolving germ-line genes; transposable element dynamics
- Molecular Evolution
- I. Said, M. P. McGurk, A. G. Clark, D. A. Barbash. Patterns of piRNA regulation in Drosophila revealed through transposable element clade inferences. Mol Biol Evol 39: msab336, https://doi.org/10.1093/molbev/msab336 (2022).
- M.P. McGurk, A-M. Dion-Côté, D.A. Barbash. Rapid evolution at the telomere: transposable element dynamics at an intrinsically unstable locus. Genetics, 217:iyaa027. doi: 10.1093/genetics/iyaa027 (2021).
- M.P. McGurk and D.A. Barbash. Double insertion of transposable elements provides a substrate for the evolution of satellite DNA. Genome Research 28: 714-725 (2018).
- K. H-C. Wei, S. E. Sander, I. V. Caldas, T. J. Sless, D. A. Barbash, A. G. Clark. Variable rates of simple satellite gains across the Drosophila phylogeny. Mol Biol Evol, 35, 925-941 (2018).
- D. M. Castillo and D. A. Barbash. Moving speciation genetics forward: modern techniques build on foundational studies in Drosophila. Genetics, 207, 825-842 (2017).
- K. H-C. Wei, H. M. Reddy, C. Rathnam, J. Lee, D. Lin, S. Ji, J. M. Mason, A. G. Clark and D. A. Barbash. A pooled sequencing approach identifies a candidate meiotic driver in Drosophila. Genetics, 206, 451-465 (2017).
- P.R.V. Satyaki, T. N. Cuykendall, K. H-C. Wei, N. J. Brideau, H. Kwak, S. Aruna, P. M. Ferree, S. Ji and D. A. Barbash. The Hmr and Lhr hybrid incompatibility genes suppress a broad range of heterochromatic repeats. PLoS Genetics, 10, e1004240 (2014).
Univ. of California, Berkeley - 1995
- Bachelor of Science
MIT - 1989
Molecular evolution; genetics
- BIOG 4990: Independent Undergraduate Research in Biology
- BIOG 2990: Introduction to Research Methods in Biology
Ithaca, NY 14853
dab87 [at] cornell.edu
Biochemistry, Molecular and Cell Biology
Genetics and Development