Daniel Barbash
Associate Professor

Daniel Barbash




Department of Molecular Biology & Genetics
401 Biotechnology Building
Cornell University
Ithaca, NY 14853-2703


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Daniel Barbash is an Associate Professor in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics. He received a B.S. degree in Biology from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1989 and a Ph.D. in Genetics from the University of California, Berkeley in 1995. He did postdoctoral research in the Department of Genetics at the University of Cambridge with support from a NSF / Sloan Foundation Fellowship in Molecular Evolution, and in the Section of Evolution and Ecology at the University of California, Davis with support from the NSF. He joined the Cornell faculty in 2004.

Research Description

Our laboratory is interested in understanding the relationship between genomic change and the creation and divergence of species. Much of our current research investigates the evolutionary origins and developmental mechanisms of reproductive isolating mechanisms between species, such as hybrid sterility and lethality. We are also actively investigating the evolution of germ-line stem-cell genes, and the dynamics and impact of transposable elements on eukaryotic genomes. We use diverse approaches including developmental genetics, biochemistry, molecular evolution and population genetics, and comparative genomics.

Selected Publications

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