Lindsey Barron, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology

Linsay Barron, Ph.D.Dr. Barron has spent most of her life in the great state of Texas. She grew up in Houston, Texas and then moved to Corpus Christi where she completed her Bachelor’s degree in Biochemistry at Texas A&M Corpus Christi (TAMUCC). Her time at TAMUCC was very impactful due to her experiences in the Environmental Microbiology lab. It was through this experience that she realized she loved mentoring and teaching others in the research lab and in the classroom. Her passion for mentoring and teaching others motivated her to pursue a career as a professor. In order to accomplish this goal, she moved to San Antonio to complete her Ph.D. in Cancer Biology at the UT Health San Antonio. She stayed at UT Health to complete her postdoctoral training as a scholar in a teaching and research training program (IRACDA). After completing the IRACDA program, Dr. Barron joined the faculty at UIW in Fall 2021.

Contact Information

  • Office Location: Bonilla Science Hall 110
  • Phone Number: (210) 283-6491
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  • Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry - Texas A&M Corpus Christi
  • Doctor of Philosophy in Cancer Biology - UT Health San Antonio
  • 2022 - present  Visiting Assistant Professor of Biology ― University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX Department of Biology

  • 2021 - 2022  Visiting Assistant Professor of Biochemistry ― University of the Incarnate Word, San Antonio, TX Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry

  • 2017 - 2021  IRACDA Postdoctoral Research Fellow ― University of Texas Health San Antonio Department of Molecular Medicine, San Antonio, TX Faculty Mentor: Thomas Boyer, Ph.D.

  • BIOL 3202 – Research Methods in Cell, Molecular and Genetics

  • BIOL 2322 – Anatomy and Physiology II

  • BIOL 2121 – Anatomy and Physiology I Lab 

  • BIOL 1402L – General Biology for Majors Lab

Dr. Barron’s research focuses on developing novel drugs to be used as cancer therapeutics. She utilizes a combination of biochemical, molecular biology and cell biology approaches. Currently, she has 2 ongoing research projects in her lab. For the first project she is working on isolating novel compounds from fungal extracts that have selective cytotoxicity against Ewing’s sarcoma and ovarian cancer. For the second project, She is utilizing a biochemical approach to investigate protein-protein interactions between c-Jun N-terminal Kinase (JNK) and the P53 family of transcription factors (P53, P63 and P73) in the context of cancer.

  • Lindsey Barron, Subash Khadka, Robert Schenken, Long He, John Blenis, Julian Blagg, Shin-Fu Chen, Kunag-Lei Tsai and Thomas Boyer. Mediator kinase substrates in human myometrial stem cells revealed using chemical inhibitors and quantitative phosphoproteomics. (2021) Fertility and Sterility Science 2(4):383-395.
  • Lindsey Barron and Alexander J.R. Bishop. (2018) P53 and HIS-tag binding. Journal of Proteomics and Bioinformatics 11(3):062-067.
  • Sun Kyung Kim, Lindsey Barron, Cynthia S. Hinck, Kristin Cano, Avi Thirangala, Brian Iskra, Molly Brothers, Machell Vonberg, Belinda Leal, Blair Richter, Ravindra Kodali, Alex B. Taylor, Shoucheng Du, and Andrew P. Hinck. (2017) An engineered TGF-b monomer that functions as a dominant negative to block TGF-b signaling. Journal of Biological Chemistry 292(17):7173-7188. Editor’s Pick
  • Tai Qin, Lindsey Barron, Lu Xia, Haojie Huang, Maria M. Villarreal, John Zwaagstra, Junhua Yang, Christian Zwieb, Ravi Kodali, Cynthia S. Hinck, Sun Kyung Kim, Robert L. Reddick, Chang Shu, Maureen D. O'Connor-McCourt, Andrew P. Hinck, and Lu-Zhe Sun. (2016) A novel highly potent trivalent TGF-β receptor trap inhibits early-stage tumorigenesis and tumor cell invasion in murine Pten-deficient prostate glands. Oncotarget (52):86087-86102