Robert Barrett, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

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Robert Barrett, PhD

Assistant Professor, Medicine

The research of Robert Barrett, PhD, focuses on learning about the intestinal epithelium both in healthy individuals and those suffering from inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). The Barrett Lab uses human intestinal organoid tissue derived from induced pluripotent stem cells to assess how genetics and environmental factors can influence the functioning of this epithelium. These studies may ultimately lead to new insights into the pathogenesis of IBD.

  • Undergraduate: University College Cork, 2002
  • Doctorate: University College Cork, 2007
  • Post Doctorate: Cedars Sinai, 2012

Click here for a list of peer-reviewed publications.

  • Barrett R, Ornelas L, Yeager N, Mandefro B, Sahabian A, Lenaeus L, Targan SR, Svendsen CN, Sareen D. Reliable generation of induced pluripotent stem cells from human lymphoblastoid cell lines. Stem Cells Transl Med. 2014 Dec;3(12):1429-1434.
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