Taura L. Barr, PhD RN

Assistant Professor
Health Restoration
School of Nursing

Phone: 304-293-0503
Email: tbarr@hsc.wvu.edu

Research Interests:

Dr. Barr is an Assistant Professor in the WVU School of Nursing and Emergency Medicine. She holds faculty appointments in the WVU Prevention Research Center and Center for Neuroscience as well as a Volunteer Scientist appointment within the intramural program of the National Institute of Nursing Research. Her training has spanned from basic preclinical models of neurological disease mechanism, to qualitative research methods to understand the human response to disease and the application of genetics and genomics in clinical research. Her program of research is centered on the use of genomic methodologies to identify biomarkers of cardiovascular disease, understand their relationship with post-stroke inflammation and immunity, and define the contributing environmental factors related to health disparity in underserved populations. http://www.hsc.wvu.edu/wvucn/Faculty---Lab-Personnel/Barr/Barr-Home

Selected Publications:

  1. Barr T, Latour LL, Lee KY, Schaewe T, Luby M, Chang G, El-Zammar Z, Alam S, Kidwell C, Warach S. Early blood brain barrier disruption is associated with plasma matrix metalloproteinase-9 concentration in acute stroke patients. 2010 Stroke 41(3):e123-e128.
  2. Sarnik, A; Conley, Y; Okonkwo, D; Barr, T; Fink, E; Szabo, C; Kochanek, P; Clark, R. Genotype-Phenotype relationships of PARP-1 polymorphisms after traumatic brain injury. 2010 Journal of Neurotrauma 27:1-7
  3. Barr, T; Conley, Y; Dillman, A; Ding, J; Warach, S; Singleton, A; Matarin, M; Identification of Genomic Biomarkers and Activated Cellular Pathways after Ischemic Stroke by RNA Gene Expression Profiling. Neurology (in press, September 2010)
  4. Barr T, Alexander, S., Crago, B., Horowitz, M., Yonas, H., Kerr, M. Comparison of coiling versus clipping on six month outcomes following subarachnoid hemorrhage. 2008 March; Neurosurgery Quarterly 18 (1):16-21.
  5. Barr, T., Conley, Y. Poly (adp-polymerase)-1 and brain injury: Implications for nursing practice. J Neurosci Nurs. 2007 Oct;39(5):278-84.
  6. Barr T, Alexander S, Conley Y. Utility of gene expression profiling in the study of human traumatic brain injury. Biological Research in Nursing (in press)
Curriculum Vitae