Cirriculum Vitae: 
Hazel A. Barton, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology and Geosciences
University of Akron, Akron OH


Phone: +1.330.972.2518

Other Appointments

2000-2006       Director of the National Speleological Society.
2005-2007       Member of the Advisory Board, Journal of Cave and Karst Studies
2007-2013       Member, Communications Committee, American Society for Microbiology (ASM)
2013-2016       ASM Chair, Committee on the Status of Women in Microbiology
2013-2016       Chair, EMD Millipore Alice C. Evans for the Advancement of Women in Microbiology (ASM)


2000                Fellow, National Speleological Society
2006                Certificate of Appreciation, National Speleological Society.
2007                Forest Supervisor’s Honor Award, Hoosier National Forest.
2008                National Science Foundation CAREER Award
2009                Popular Science, Top Ten Best Courses in the US
2012                Kavli Fellow, National Academy of Sciences
2013                PopSci's Awesome College-Labs (Popular Science Magazine)

Recent Publications

Parker, C.W., Wolf, J.A., Bresser, W.J., Auler, A.S., Sasowsky, I.D., Barton, H.A. Senko, J.M. 2013. Microbial reducibility of Fe(III) phases associated with the genesis of iron ore caves in the Iron Quadrangle, Minas Gerais, Brazil. Minerals 3:395-411 

Barton, M.D., Petronio, M.A., Giarrizzo, J.G., Bowling, B.V. and Barton, H.A. 2013.  The genome of Pseudomonas fluorescens strain R124 demonstrates phenotypic adaptation to the mineral environment.  Journal of Bacteriology. 195(21): 4793–4803

Reynolds, H.T., Barton, H.A. 2013. White-nose Syndrome: Human activity in the emergence of an extirpating mycosis. Microbiology Spectrum. 1(2):1-11

Barton, M.D., Barton, H.A. 2013. Genomer: A tool-kit for genomic assembly. PLoS ONE. 8(6):e66922.

Shelley, V., Kaiser, S., Shelly, E., Williams, T., Kramer, M., Haman, K., Keel, K. and Barton, H.A. 2013. Strategies for the decontamination of equipment for Geomyces destructans, the causative agent of White-Nose Syndrome. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies. 75(1):1-10.

Barton, H.A., 2013, Biospeleogenesis  In: Treatise on Geomorphology, Shroder, J.F. ed. (Academic Press: San Diego).  Volume 6, p. 39-55

Johnston, M.D., Muench, B.A., Banks, E.D. and Barton, H.A. 2012. Human Urine in Lechuguilla Cave: The Microbiological Impact and Potential for Bioremediation. Journal of Cave and Karst Studies.  74(3): 278–291

Barton, M.D. and Barton, H.A. 2012. Scaffolder - Software for Manual Genome Scaffolding.  Source Code for Biology and Medicine, 7:4

Bhullar, K., Waglechner, N., Pawlowski, A., Koteva, K., Banks, E.D., Johnston, M.J., Barton, H.A. and Wright, G.D. 2012. Antibiotic resistance is prevalent in an isolated cave microbiome. PLoS ONE 7(4):e34953