Department of Internal Medicine
Infectious Diseases Faculty
Francisella tularensis is a highly infectious bacterium that causes life-threatening disease after exposure to fewer than ten organisms, and the mechanism by which this organism so efficiently evades innate immunity is not known. Dr. Barker’s studies focus on the organism’s interactions with polymorphonuclear leukocytes (PMN), and in particular the role of its inert lipopolysaccharide in evading killing by phagocytes.
Honors, Awards, and Organizations
- Alpha Omega Alpha
- Diplomate, American Board of Internal Medicine
- Diplomate, American Board of Infectious Diseases
- Infectious Diseases Society of America
- Jason H. Barker, James P. Luby, A. Sean Dalley, William M. Bartek, Dennis K. Burns, and Dean D. Erdman. "Fatal Type 3 Adenoviral Pneumonia in Immunocompetent Adult Identical Twins." Clinical Infectious Diseases 37(10): e142-6, 2003.
- Barker, J. H., Daniel M. Musher, Ronald Silberman, Hoang M. Phan, and David A. Watson. "Genetic Relatedness Among Nontypeable Pneumococcus Implicated in Sporadic Cases of Conjunctivitis." Journal of Clinical Microbiology 37(12): 4039-4041, 1999.