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Barbara Guerra

Associate Professor

Phone: +45 6550 2388

Barbara Guerra currently holds a position as Associate Professor in Biomedicine at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, University of Southern Denmark. She received her Ph.D. degree in Biochemistry from Odense University in 1998 with a thesis on the structural characterization of selected protein kinases and their role in cellular signaling. Subsequently, she became a postdoctoral researcher at the same University. In 2001, she moved as Assistant Professor to the laboratory of Dr. J.Y.J. Wang at the University of California, San Diego, USA for investigating the regulation of cell cycle progression and mechanisms of DNA damage  and repair in cancer cells. In 2003, she returned to the University of Southern Denmark to a position as Associate Professor. Barbara Guerra’s international experience also includes research stays at the University of Saarland, Germany and Boston University, MA, USA.  In 2006, she was awarded a teaching price by the Faculty of Natural Science at the University of Southern Denmark, for her commitment to, and engagement with, students. Research in Barbara Guerra’s laboratory is directed towards elucidation of protein kinases-mediated molecular mechanisms regulating growth, survival and differentiation of mammalian cells in health and disease states, particularly cancer. She has supervised and mentored more than 100 (Bachelor, Master and Ph.D.) students and 6 Postdocs. In 2010, she became Head of the Departmental Ph.D. committee, and member of the Faculty Ph.D. committee. Since 2020, she has been the Head of the Ph.D. School at the Faculty of Science. Barbara Guerra is a member of the editorial board of two international journals: Oncology Reports and Pharmaceuticals.

Head of research:
Associate professor, PhD Barbara Guerra

Researchers and research group: Barbara Guerra Lab

A complete list of publications by Barbara Guerra can be found here.


Part of the Research section of Translational Biology at the Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology