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Faculty Detail    
Campus Address BMR2 434 Zip 0006
Phone  (205) 975-5300
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Undergraduate  University of Georgia      B.S. 
Graduate  University of Georgia      PhD 
Fellowship  Cleveland Clinic      Postdoctoral Fellow 

Faculty Appointment(s)
Appointment Type Department Division Rank
Primary  Medicine  Med - Pulmonary/Allergy/Critical Care Assistant Professor

Graduate Biomedical Sciences Affiliations
Pathobiology and Molecular Medicine 

Biographical Sketch 
Dr. Barnes is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB). Following his training in Glycobiology at the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center at the University of Georgia, he was recruited to the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, where he combined his basic research experiences with more translational approaches in the Department of Pathobiology within the Lerner Research Institute. Dr. Barnes’ research has focused on dysregulated glucose metabolism and its role in aberrant glycosylation in pulmonary vascular disease. Specifically, his work has demonstrated that glucose dysregulation impacts glycosylation and glycosyltransferases that drive cell proliferation in idiopathic pulmonary arterial hypertension (IPAH). His research will continue to explore the molecular mechanisms that regulate metabolism and glycosylation in IPAH as well as other pulmonary diseases including COPD and Cystic Fibrosis.

Research/Clinical Interest
Mechanisms of metabolic dysregulation and aberrant glycosylation in pulmonary disease
Glycobiology Pulmonary Vascular Disease Metabolism and aging

glycosylation, pulmonary vascular disease, metabolism