BSc (SFU), PhD (U Alberta), PDF (Stanford U)
Professor, Department of Biology, Faculty of Science, UBCO
Phil Barker is a molecular biologist and biochemist. Phil was appointed Vice-Principal Research and Professor of Biology at the University of British Columbia Okanagan campus in 2015. Phil was raised in British Columbia and obtained his BSc from Simon Fraser University. He obtained his PhD from the University of Alberta, under the mentorship of Dr. Richard Murphy, and performed postdoctoral studies at Stanford University with Dr. Eric Shooter.
The Barker Lab focuses on the cellular decisions that regulate life and death decisions in the normal and damaged nervous system. We combine genetics with cell and molecular biology to study and decipher conserved intracellular pathways in model systems ranging from flies to rodents.Publications