Barbara Barbaro, Ph.D.
Professor of Surgery, Leader of USDA certified Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP) for UIC Islet Isolations
University of Illinois at Chicago
Barbara Barbaro is a Research Specialist involved in the Human Islet Isolation and Transplantation program as well as in different research projects aimed to improve isolation procedure and post isolation culture. Her most recent projects are based on the optimization of pre-transplantation human culture conditions and the study of cytokine involvement in the onset of type II diabetes. She has a total of eight publications and she has attended numerous conferences in the field of islet transplantation. In addition, she is devoted to organizing, leading and managing the research laboratory. During her years at University of Illinois at Chicago, she has been extensively occupied in research design, account management, grants and paper writing and poster design, tutoring and training students as well as islet isolation personnel.