Eric Barbato, PhD

Assistant Professor
Frances Payne Bolton School of Nursing

Teaching Information

Teaching Interests

  • Molecular genetics
  • Clinical genetics

Research Information

Research Interests

  • Cystic fibrosis
  • Circadian rhythms

Research Projects

  • Biological mechanisms underlying circadian system disruption in cystic fibrosis (BARBAT20F0, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)
  • Mechanisms of sleep regulation in cystic fibrosis (003201F5221, Cystic Fibrosis Foundation)

Awards and Honors

Postdoc-to-Faculty Transition Award
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Finalist: Best junior investigator in basic science
2020
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Finalist: Best junior investigator in basic science
2021
North American Cystic Fibrosis Conference
Postdoctoral Fellowship Award
Cystic Fibrosis Foundation
Dissertation Award
Symptom Science Research Interest Group/Midwest Nursing Research Society
F-31 Individual National Research Service Award
National Institutes of Health

Publications

Barbato, E., Wallace, M. (2022). “Fast Facts on Genetics and Genomics for Nurses.” Chapter 2: Gene Expression.

Barbato, E., Darrah, R., Kelley, T.J. (under review) “The circadian system in cystic fibrosis mice is regulated by histone deacetylase 6”. AJP Cell.

Griggs, S., Barbato,  E., Hernandez, E., Gupta, D., Margevicius, S., Grey, M., Hickman, R.L.. (2022) "Glucose and unstructured physical activity coupling during sleep and wake in young adults with type 1 diabetes." Scientific Reports.

Griggs, S., Strohl, K.P., Grey, M., Barbato, E., Margevicius, S., Hickman, R.L. (2021). “Circadian characteristics of the rest activity rhythm, executive function, and glucose fluctuations in young adults with type 1 diabetes.” Chronobiology International.

Barbato, E., Darrah, R., Kelley, T.J. (2021). “Tubulin polymerization promoting protein affects the circadian timing system in C57Bl/6 mice.” Journal of Circadian Rhythms.

Barbato, E., Daly, B., Douglas, S., Kerr, M., Litman, P., Darrah, R., (2020). “Genetic variation near ChrXq22-q23 is linked to emotional functioning in cystic fibrosis.” Biological Research for Nursing.

Barbato, E.S., Mianzo, H., Litman, P.M., Darrah, R.J., (2019). “Dysregulation of circadian rhythm gene expression in cystic fibrosis mice.” Journal of Circadian Rhythms.

Barbato, E.S., Daly, B.J., Darrah, R.J., (2018). “Educating nursing scientists: Integrating genetics and genomics into PhD curricula.” Journal of Professional Nursing.

Darrah, R.J., Mitchell, A.L., Campanaro, C.K., Barbato, E.S., Litman, P., Sattar, A., Hodges, C.A., Drumm, M.L., Jacono, F.J. (2016) “Early pulmonary disease manifestations in cystic fibrosis mice.” Journal of Cystic Fibrosis. Epub 2016 May 23.

Darrah, R.J., Jacono, F.J., Joshi, N., Mitchell, A.L., Sattar, A., Campanaro, C.K., Barbato, E.S., Hodges, C.A., Corvol, H., Cutting, G.R., Knowles, M.R., Strug, L.J., Drumm, M.L. (2018). "AGTR2 absence or antagonism prevents cystic fibrosis pulmonary manifestations." Journal of Cystic Fibrosis.

Education

Bachelor of Science
Nursing
Case Western Reserve University
Doctor of Philosophy
Nursing, Genetics, and Cystic Fibrosis
Case Western Reserve University