Research Bench Lab

Barbieri Laboratory

Microbiology & Immunology
BSB B2830

General Interests
Microbial Pathogenesis, Bacterial Toxins

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Joseph T. Barbieri Laboratory
Bacteria Petri Dish

Research Areas

My laboratory studies the molecular basis of microbial pathogenesis in cellular microbiology where components of the pathogen and host are analyzed to understand the pathogenic process. My research involves the study of bacterial toxins. Several families of bacterial toxins are under investigation: botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins; Certhrax, an ADP-ribosylating exotoxin from Bacillus cereus; and ExoS, a type III cytotoxin of Pseudomonas aeruginosa.

Current Members


Amanda Przedpelski

Research Associate, Barbieri Lab


Alex Gardner, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow, Barbieri Lab

Recent Publications