Mary F. Barbe, PhD
Professor, Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology
Temple University, USA
Dr. Mary F Barbe graduated with a PhD from Bowman Gray School of Medicine, Winston Salem, NC, in 1987. She then completed a 3-year fellowship under Dr. Pat Levitt at Medical College of Pennsylvania in Philadelphia. She is currently a Full Professor in the Department of Anatomy and Cell Biology at Temple University School of Medicine in Philadelphia. Her main research focus is on: 1) mechanisms of injury in musculoskeletal and neural systems in a rat model of work-related musculoskeletal disorder (repetitive strain injury); and 2) developing feasible ways of reinnervating the bladder after denervation using nerve transfer. She has been funded by NIOSH, NIAMS, and NINDS for these projects, and is currently funded by NIAMS and NINDS. Additionally, Dr. Barbe is an Associate Chair of her Department, Director of the MicroCT and Imaging Core and Co-Leader of a basic science core for Animal models, Behavioral Testing.
Dr. Mary F Barbe research interests are
a) inflammatory and fibrogenic cytokines and chemokines in nerve and musculoskeletal tissues after injury.
b) repair mechanisms after nerve and spinal root injury, with a focus on surgical means of repair that are confirmed using behavioral, neurotract tracing and eletrophysiological measurements.