Our research mission is to understand how egg and sperm precursors fulfill their unique potential to generate fertile and healthy offspring using Drosophila, mouse, and cell culture models. We do this work with the broader goal of bolstering access to, and resilience within, a variety of research career development tracks.
Our group is situated within the Department of Neuroscience, Developmental and Regenerative Biology at University of Texas San Antonio. We are a nascent lab recruiting at multiple levels - join us in our quest to understand the developmental underpinnings of fertility!
Lorena Roa de la Cruz gave a talk at the Academic Data Science Alliance Annual Meeting here in San Antonio! She discussed her bioinformatics work with single cell RNA-seq to isolate and characterize spermatogonial stem cells (SSCs). Great Work!
Lorena was also the UTSA Representative on the organizing committee at the 11th annual San Antonio Postdoctoral Research Forum!
Creehan Healy presented her calcium signaling research research at the RISE Undergraduate Research Symposium at UTSA!
It's finally here! After a long wait, our Dragonfly spinning disk confocal has arrived and been installed. Look forward to seeing those images soon in the gallery!
We also celebrated our 1 year lab anniversary!
Here's to many more to come!
Ricardi Widjaksono's internship at BioMarin concluded and was a fantastic learning and professional experience!
Ricardi was also featured by the Klesse College of Engineering and Integrated Design internship spotlight, read more here!
Creehan Healy showcased her exciting research at the Office of Undergraduate Research Summer Showcase. Great job Creehan!
Our lab was awarded a seed grant from UTSA's Office of the Vice President of Research, Economic Development, and Knowledge Enterprises. We are excited for their support on this new collaborative project with biomedical engineer, Dr. Gongchen Sun!
Lorena Roa de la Cruz and Lacy Barton presented at the NDRB Department retreat. They gave talks on the ongoing projects in the lab and future directions of our research.
Amazing work to both of you!
A hearty congrats to Harry Siegel winning NDRB's 2023 Merit Award 'in recognition of his strong record of research contributions in the Barton Lab.' Well deserved Harry!
Congratulations to Rosario Lopez-Roca for being awarded the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Program Fellowship! Keep up the good work!
The Viva Science SA event went great! Our lab enjoyed sharing the wonders of drosophila genetics with the community this past weekend. See some of our photos in the Gallery!
Our lab will be participating in the Viva Science SA Event with the NDRB Department and the Brain Health Consortium! We will be showing some of the types of flies we use in the lab and the work we do. Read more about here!
Congrats to Brian Lepe was accepted to the Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowship (SURF) program at Stanford! Read more on the SURF program here!
Ricardi Widjaksono landed a summer internship with BioMarin Pharmaceuticals. Awesome work!
Congratulations to Rosario Lopez-Roca was awarded a Provost Undergraduate Research fellowship and a Presidential Distinguished Scholarship!
Samantha Cocita and Rosario Lopez-Roca were both awarded scholarships from the Baptist Health Foundation. Congrats!
Special thanks to Harry Siegel for designing our new lab website!
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