Frederic G. Barr is an Associate Professor at the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania. He obtained his M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Washington University School of Medicine. Subsequently, he received residency training in anatomic pathology at the Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, and performed postdoctoral research with Dr. Beverly Emanuel at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. His research interest is in molecular genetics of cancer with a focus on recurrent chromosomal alterations in sarcomas. He is best known for the elucidation of the molecular basis of the recurrent chromosomal translocations in the pediatric cancer alveolar rhabdomyosarcoma. He is now directing a research team at the Department of Pathology at Penn, which is conducting a multidisciplinary approach to understand the biological consequences of chromosomal translocation and amplification events in rhabdomyosarcoma. In addition to basic science studies, Dr. Barr serves as the biology modality Chair of the Soft Tissue Sarcoma Committee of the Children's Oncology Group, and leads a multi-institutional translational research program exploring the clinical utility of genetic alterations in the diagnosis and management of soft tissue sarcomas in children.
Biography Updated on 8 May 2008