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Education

  • Ph. D., M. S., Department of Applied Physics, Cornell University, Ithaca, NY Dissertation: Direct Correlation of Protein Structure and Function Using High-Pressure X-Ray Crystallography [PDF, Finalist for Weber Prize] Advisor: Prof. Sol M. Gruner
  • M. Sci. (1st class), Department of Physics, Imperial College, London, UK Thesis: Detailed Numerical Modeling of Microdroplet Explosions Advisor: Prof. Roland Smith

Honors and Awards

  • Burroughs-Wellcome Fund Career Award at the Scientific Interface, 2012-present.
  • Finalist for the Gregorio Weber International Prize in Biological Fluorescence, 2011.
  • NIH Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (F32GM089028), 2010-present.
  • William Nichols Findley Exceptional Research Award, Cornell University, 2009.

Research Experience

  • Research Scientist, Department of Chemistry, Princeton University, 2014-Present.
  • Postdoctoral Fellow with Prof. Pamela Silver, Department of Systems Biology, Harvard Medical School and the Wyss Institute for Biologically Inspired Engineering, Harvard University, 2009-2014.
  • Graduate Research Assistant with Prof. Sol Gruner, Department of Applied Physics, Cornell University Laboratory for Atomic and Solid State Physics, 2003-2009.
  • Graduate Research Assistant with Profs. Sol Gruner and Hasan Padamsee, Energy Recovery Linac Project, Cornell University Laboratory for Elementary Particle Physics, 2002-2003.
  • Masters Research Assistant with Prof. Roland Smith, Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College, London, 2000-2001.
  • Undergraduate Researcher with Prof. Jon Marangos, Quantum Optics and Laser Science Group, Department of Physics, Imperial College, London, 2000.

Professional Experience

  • Researcher in label-free microfluidic DNA sequencing technology, DeltaDOT, London, 2001.

Teaching Experience

  • Graduate TA, "AEP321: Mathematical Physics I", Cornell Applied and Engineering Physics, Fall 2001.
  • Graduate TA, "AEP322: Mathematical Physics II", Cornell Applied and Engineering Physics, Spring 2002.

Invited Talks

  • B Barstow, "Direct Correlation of Protein Structure and Function by High-Pressure X-Ray Crystallography", presented at the 8th International Weber Symposium on Innovative in Biochemistry and Medicine, Kauai, Hawaii, June 12-17, 2011.
  • B Barstow, "Direct Correlation of Protein Structure and Function Using High-Pressure X-Ray Crystallography", Physics Department Colloquium, Boston University, April 23, 2010. 
  • B Barstow, N Ando, CU Kim, J D’Acchioli and SM Gruner, "Pressure Perturbations of Citrine Structure Lead to a Fluorescence Shift", G-Line Symposium, Cornell High Energy Synchrotron Source, September 26, 2007. 
  • B Barstow, "A Brilliant, Ephemeral Light", 1st Okinawa Symposium, Okinawa, Japan, October 18, 2003. 
  • B Barstow, "A Brilliant, Penetrating Light", Fermilab, Batavia, IL, July 14, 2003.

Poster Presentations

  • "A Synthetic System Links FeFe-hydrogenases to Essential E. coli Sulfur Metabolism", B Barstow, CM Agapakis, PM Boyle, G Grandl, PA Silver and EH Wintermute, Protein Society Annual Symposium, Boston, MA, July 23-27, 2011.
  • "A Synthetic System Links FeFe-hydrogenases to Essential E. coli Sulfur Metabolism", B Barstow, CM Agapakis, PM Boyle, G Grandl, PA Silver and EH Wintermute, Synthetic Biology 5.0, Stanford University, Palo Alto, CA, June 15-17, 2011.
  • "Engineering A Reverse Bacterial Fuel Cell", B Barstow, W Hicks, M Mattozzi, EA Parra, Colby Stoddard, PR Girguis, PA Silver and J Way, presented at the ARPA-E Energy Innovation Summit, Washington, DC, February 28 - March 2, 2011.
  • "The Fluorescence Peak Shift of Citrine Under High Pressure", B Barstow, N Ando, CU Kim, J D’Acchioli and SM Gruner, Biophysical Society Meeting, Baltimore, MD, March 3-7, 2007.
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