Jeffery Barker, PhD

Valdivia – Lab Members

Jeffrey Barker_Valdiva LabResearch Scholar
272 Jones Building
Box 3580 DUMC
Durham, N.C. 27710
Phone: 919.668.2450
Fax: 919.681.9193
jeffrey.barker@duke.edu

I have always been fascinated by microbial infectious diseases. It amazes me that such a small unit of life has the potential to manipulate and sometimes kill humans. When I am not obsessing about microbes, I spend most of my spare time listening to and playing music. In fact, if there was a career that involved both music and microbiology, I would be set. Perhaps I could tour the US, rapping to young children about type 3 secretion systems and how adenylate cyclase toxins work.  I can always dream…