Dr. Barker earned a B.S. in Biomedical Engineering and M.S. in Polymer Engineering from the University of Tennessee at Knoxville. She earned her PhD in Molecular Therapeutics and Cell Signaling from the University of Tennessee Health Science Center at Memphis. Dr. Barker finished her PhD in May of 2014 before accepting her current position as a Lecturer and Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Mechanical, Aerospace, and Biomedical Engineering in August 2014. Dr. Barker also holds a joint appointment at the University of Tennessee College of Medicine in the Department of Surgery. Her research interests focus on synthesis and characterization of novel polymer biomaterials for applications in drug delivery and medical device design and development.
Focus Areas: Drug Delivery | Polymer Biomaterials Design and Characterization | Local Chemotherapy Delivery to Solid Tumors | Pediatric Dosage Forms
Skills and Expertise: Polymer Selection and Characterization | Molecular Therapeutics and Cell Signaling | Pharmacology