The Bio-Analytical Redox Biology (BARB) Core promotes redox biology in diabetes-related research, emphasizing that diabetes is both a metabolic and a vascular disease. Because it provides a combination of services not available through any other UAB cores or regional universities, the BARB Core serves as a hub to facilitate and promote the development of multi-disciplinary research projects among independently funded research programs in diabetes. 

The BARB Core promotes research in areas common to the metabolic and vascular aspects of diabetes and cardiovascular disease. The core provides state-of-the-art services in mitochondrial damage, function, proteomics, and oxidative stress assessment support for investigators carrying out diabetes mellitus (DM) and cardiometabolic disease (CMD) research at UAB. 

Furthermore, as the UAB DRC promotes interactions between outstanding groups of investigators at UAB working in metabolism and in vascular biology to better understand the pathophysiology of diabetes, the BARB Core facilitates the study of mitochondrial dysfunction and oxidative stress, which are key molecular processes contributing to both metabolic and vascular pathology. Thus, the core allows investigators to interact around these common research themes.

Director Scott Ballinger, Ph.D.: 996-2660,

Co-director Victor Darley-Usmar, Ph.D.: 975-9686,

Co-director Stephen Barnes, Ph.D.: 934-7117,

A graphic demonstrating mitochondrial physiology

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