Dr. Barrera earned a B.S. in Biochemistry and Ph.D from the Molecular and Cellular Biology Institute, Miguel Hernández University, Spain. In 2008, he joined Yale as a Fundación Alfonso Martín Escudero Postdoctoral Fellow, at the laboratory of Don Engelman. Dr. Barrera joined the faculty in the Department of Biochemistry and Cellular and Molecular Biology at the University of Tennessee, Knoxville as an Assistant Professor in 2013. His research focuses on studying membrane-interacting proteins and peptides to develop new therapeutic approaches for cancer and AIDS.
Focus Areas: Tumor Targeting | Protein-biomembrane Interactions | Receptor Tyrosine Kinases | Viral Proteins
Skills and Expertise: Biophysics | Biochemistry | Recombinant Expression of Proteins | Cell Culture Techniques