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James M. Barbaree
Biological Sciences
Associate Director for Research, Auburn Univ. Center for Detection and Food Safety Adjunct Professor, Pathobiology Dept., College of Veterinary Medicine, Auburn University

Office: 315 Rouse Life Sciences Building

Lab: 020 Rouse Life Sciences Building

101 Rouse Life Sciences Building
Auburn University, AL 36849

Phone: (334) 844-1647
Fax: (334) 844-1647



Ph.D. - University of Georgia

Professional Employment

Auburn University: Full Professor, Biological Sciences
1999 - present
Auburn University: Chair, Biological Sciences
2002 -2008
Auburn University: Associate Professor, Biological Sciences
1992 - 1999
Auburn University: Visiting Assistant Professor, Biological Sciences
1991 - 1992
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: Chief, Respiratory Diseases Epidemic Investigations, Laboratory (Capt./06 rank, US Public Health Service Commissioned Corps).
1985 -1991

Research and Teaching Interests

Rapid detection and subtyping of infectious pathogens using the most current tools in molecular biology, including Microchip sensors and Pulse Field Gel Electrophoresis (PFGE).

Selected Publications

  1. Park, M. K., Hirematha, N., Weerakoon, K. A., Vaglenov, K. A., Barbaree, J. M., & Chin, B. A. 2013. Effects of surface morphologies of fresh produce on the performance of phage-based magnetoelastic biosensors. Journal of the Electrochemical Society160(1), B6-B12.
  2. Horikawa, S., Bedi, D., Li, S., Shen, W., Huang, S., Chen, I.H., Chai, Y., Auad, M.L., Bozack, M.J., Barbaree, J.M. and Petrenko, V.A., 2011. Effects of surface functionalization on the surface phage coverage and the subsequent performance of phage-immobilized magnetoelastic biosensors. Biosensors and Bioelectronics,26(5), pp.2361-2367.
  3. Huang, S., Yang, H., Lakshmanan, R.S., Johnson, M.L., Wan, J., Chen, I.H., Wikle, H.C., Petrenko, V.A., Barbaree, J.M. and Chin, B.A., 2009. Sequential detection of Salmonella typhimurium and Bacillus anthracis spores using magnetoelastic biosensors. Biosensors and Bioelectronics24(6), pp.1730-1736.
  4. Guntupalli R. Lakshmanan RS. Hu J. Huang TS. Barbaree JM. Vodyanoy V. Chin BA. Rapid and sensitive magnetoelastic biosensors for the detection of Salmonella typhimurium in a mixed microbial population. Journal of Microbiological Methods70(1):112-8, 2007. 
  5. Guntupalli R. Hu J. Lakshmanan RS. Huang TS. Barbaree JM. Chin BA. A magnetoelastic resonance biosensor immobilized with polyclonal antibody for the detection of Salmonella typhimuriumBiosensors and Bioelectronics.22(7):1474-9, 2007.
  6. Olsen EV. Sorokulova IB. Petrenko VA. Chen IH. Barbaree JM. Vodyanoy VJ. Affinity-selected filamentous bacteriophage as a probe for acoustic wave biodetectors of Salmonella typhimuriumBiosensors and Bioelectronics21(8):1434-42, 2006.
  7. Sorokulova IB. Olsen EV. Chen IH. Fiebor B. Barbaree JM. Vodyanoy VJ. Chin BA. Petrenko VA. Landscape phage probes for Salmonella typhimuriumJournal of Microbiological Methods63(1):55-72, 2005.
  8. Oyarzabal OA. Macklin KS. Barbaree JM. Miller RS. Evaluation of agar plates for direct enumeration of Campylobacter spp. from poultry carcass rinses. Applied and Environmental Microbiology71(6):3351-4, 2005.
  9. Olsen EV. Pathirana ST. Samoylov AM. Barbaree JM. Chin BA. Neely WC. Vodyanoy V.Specific and selective biosensor for Salmonella and its detection in the environment. Journal of Microbiological Methods53(2):273-85, 2003.


Undergraduate Graduate
General Microbiology - BIOL3200
Clinical MIcrobiology - BIOL4200

Last updated: 06/26/2016