Maria Barna, PhD

Maria Barna, PhD

​Associate Professor at Stanford University

2016 NYSCF – Robertson Stem Cell Investigator Alumna

PhD, Cornell University; Sloan Kettering Institute; Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Postdoctoral Training, University of California, San Francisco


Dr. Barna is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Developmental Biology and Genetics at Stanford University. Her lab focuses on the importance of ribosomes in cell communication to determine stem cell development and gene expression. She aims to show how ribosomes are involved in the remarkable diversity of cell types characteristic of normal embryonic development. She completed her postdoctoral studies at University of California, San Francisco.