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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

Preprint: 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.

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.

Selected Prior Publications

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

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.