Barton lab UCR Physics

New grant support

This summer we’ve been fortunate to receive two major grants to support our research.

First, we received a Maximizing Investigators’ Research Award (MIRA) from the NIH. This grant will support the development of new methods to infer selection from temporal genetic data. We’re excited to begin work on this project. An advertisement for a new postdoc position supported by this grant will be posted soon!

Second, we are excited to work on a collaborative project led by Dr. Rebecca Lynch at George Washington University to define the fitness cost of HIV-1 resistance to broadly neutralizing antibodies, supported by an R01 from the NIAID! Other team members include Dr. Will Fischer from Los Alamos National Laboratory and Dr. Florian Klein from the University of Cologne.

A new student joins the lab

Welcome to one new student, Brian Lee! See the Members page for more information on Brian’s work.

First graduate students join the lab

Welcome to four new graduate students: Marco Garcia Noceda, Zhenchen Hong, Yunxiao Li, and Yawei Qin. Read more about their work on the Members page!

Going to California

This winter I’ll be moving from MIT, which has been my home for the past 5 years, to start my own research group in the Department of Physics and Astronomy at the University of California, Riverside. It’s an exciting time, and I can’t wait to get started.

I’m currently recruiting graduate (or undergraduate) students, and I have space for one postdoc as well. Check here for more information.