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 underpinnings of fertility!


Posted 7/28/2023

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!

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! 

Posted 5/8/2023

Congratulations to Rosario Lopez-Roca for being awarded the National Science Foundation Undergraduate Research Program Fellowship! Keep up the good work!

Posted 4/7/2023

Congratulations to A. Nicole Moreno and her team for winning top research poster at the UTSA Public Health National Public Health Week event! See the post here! 

Posted 4/5/2023

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!

Posted 4/5/2023

Congradulations to Lorena Roa de la Cruz for being featured in the NDRB Signals newsletter! See the interview on page 6 here!

Posted 3/30/2023

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!

Posted 3/30/2023

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!

Posted 3/30/2023

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!

Posted 3/30/2023

A. Nicole Moreno earned her Bachelor's of Science in Biology and was featured in an Integrated Biology Senior Spotlight! See it here and Congratulations Nicole!

Lacy Barton was featured in MIT's The Whitehead Institute's Women's History celebration Read more here 

Posted 3/30/2023

Special thanks to Harry Siegel for designing our new lab website!


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