Dr. Jamie Dempsey Barber

Chief Research Officer

shepherd-434_jamie_1070x1070Jamie is former head teaching fellow for both molecular and cellular biology courses at Harvard University, as well as instructor of “The Biology of Cancer” course at Harvard Extension School. Her expertise covers cancer-related molecular and cellular mechanisms, as well as therapeutic management. During her Ph.D. studies in the Cell Biology Department as part of Dr. John Blenis’s lab, Jamie focused on the mTOR signaling pathway and alternative splicing regulation. Before her graduate studies, Jamie spent two years as a post-baccalaureate fellow at the National Cancer Institute, where she studied in Dr. Jonathan Wiest’s laboratory, focusing on the MAP kinase MAP3K8. Jamie holds a B.S. from Austin Peay State University and a Ph.D in cell biology from Harvard University.

Jamie Barber’s husband is also named Jamie Barber, but their family endearingly calls them “good Jamie” and “evil Jamie.” Our Jamie brings smiles to people’s faces with her trained therapy dog, Scraps, and grows tomatoes in her backyard garden. We will let you guess which “Jamie” her husband is….