Profiles

Dr Guy Barry

 - Affiliate Investigator

Research focus: Using human stem cells to understand and treat psychiatric disease and cancer

Dr Barry received his Bachelor of Science from Cape Town University in South Africa and PhD from The University of Queensland in Brisbane, Australia. In between he spent a year at The Scripps Research Institute and 9 years at a biotechnology company (Neurocrine Biosciences Inc.), both in San Diego, California. He has worked at the Institute for Molecular Biology and Queensland Brain Institute in Brisbane and moved up to QIMR Berghofer in Brisbane from the Garvan Institute in Sydney where he was a senior post-doctoral fellow in Professor John Mattick’s laboratory.

In February 2016 he established the Neurogenomics laboratory at QIMR Berghofer. His current work focuses on using human stem cells (iPS cells and human endogenous stem cell populations) to better understand diverse topics such as psychiatric disease, aging and cancer.