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Evolution of host-microbe cell adherence by receptor domain shuffling
Baker EP, Sayegh R, Kohler KM, Borman W, Goodfellow CK, Brush ER, Barber MF (2021) bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2021.08.24.457561.

Dynamic evolution of bacterial ligand recognition by formyl peptide receptors
Paterson NM, Al-Zubieri H, Ragona J, Tirado-Garcia J, Geisbrecht BV, Barber MF (2021) bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2021.08.02.454796.

Diversification of CD1 molecules shapes lipid antigen selectivity
Paterson NM, Al-Zubieri H, Barber MF (2021) Molecular Biology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1093/molbev/msab022.


Exportin Crm1 is important for Swi6 nucleocytoplasmic shuttling and MBF transcription activation in Saccharomyces cerevisiae
Belanger KD, Yewdell WD, Barber MF, Russo AN, Pettit MA, Damuth EK, Hussain N, Geier SJ, Belanger KG (2020) bioRxiv. DOI: 10.1101/2020.06.17.155598.

Unearthing the ancient origins of antiviral immunity
Baker EP, Barber MF (2020) Cell Host & Microbe 28(5): 629-631. DOI: 10.1016/j.chom.2020.10.008.

Battlefronts of evolutionary conflict between bacteria and animal hosts
Aleru O, Barber MF (2020) PLOS Pathogens 16(9): e1008797. DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1008797.

A rapidly evolving polybasic motif modulates bacterial detection by guanylate binding proteins
Kohler KM*, Kutsch M*, Piro AS*, Wallace G, Coers J^, Barber MF^ (2020) mBio. DOI: 10.1128/mBio.00340-20.


Molecular basis for the evolution of species-specific hemoglobin capture by Staphylococcus aureus
Choby JE, Buechi HB, Farrand AJ, Skaar EP^, Barber MF^ (2018) mBio. DOI: 10.1128/mbio.01524-18.


Rapid evolution of primate type 2 immune response factors linked to asthma susceptibility
Barber MF, Lee EM, Griffin H, Elde NC (2017) Genome Biology and Evolution. DOI: 10.1093/gbe/evx120.

Selected Prior Publications

Interferon-inducible GTPases in host resistance, inflammation, and disease
Pilla-Moffett D, Barber MF, Taylor GA, Coers J (2016) Journal of Molecular Biology. DOI: 10.1016/j.jmb.2016.04.032.

Antimicrobial functions of lactoferrin promote genetic conflicts in ancient primates and modern humans
Barber MF, Kronenberg Z, Yandell M, Elde NC (2016) PLOS Genetics. 12(5): e1006063. DOI: 10.1371/journal.pgen.1006063.

Buried Treasure: Evolutionary Perspectives on Microbial Iron Piracy
Barber MF, Elde NC (2015) Trends in Genetics. 31(11):627–636. DOI: 10.1016/j.tig.2015.09.001.

Escape from bacterial iron piracy through rapid evolution of transferrin
Barber MF, Elde NC (2014)  Science. 346(6215):1362-1366. DOI: 10.1126/science.1259329.
– Carl Zimmer: An evolutionary battle against bacteria. 
– Ed Yong: The long war against the iron pirates.
– Perspective: Science. 346(6215):1299-1300.
– Research Highlight: Nature. 516: 290-291.
– Faculty of 1000 recommended.

SIRT7 links H3K18 deacetylation to maintenance of oncogenic transformation
Barber MF*, Michishita E*, Xi Y*, Tasselli L, Kioi M, Moqtaderi Z, Tennen RI, Paredes S, Young N, Chen K, Struhl K, Garcia BA, Gozani O, Li W, Chua KF (2012)  Nature. 487(7405):114-8. DOI: 10.1038/nature11043.

* these authors contributed equally to this work.
^ co-corresponding authors.