Daniel Barth is professor of neuroscience in the Department
of Psychology. He received his Ph.D. in psychology from the
University of California at Los Angeles and was a faculty
member in their Department of Neurology before moving to the
University of Colorado in 1990.
Dr. Barth is a member of a number of professional organizations
in neuroscience. He has served as a member and chair of various
committees for the National Institutes of Health and the National
Science Foundation. He has also served as peer reviewer for
these organizations, as well as numerous other national and
international funding agnecies and professional journals.
Dr. Barth's primary research interests are in the electrophysiology
and neurophysiology of sensory systems, as well as the neural
mechanisms controlling brain excitability, particularly as
it applies to the treatment of human epilepsy. He is currently
working on three research projects. The first examines the
cellular basis and functional significance of fast electrical
oscillations in the sensory cortex. The second is concerned
with areas of cerebral cortex uniquely dedicated to combining
information from different sensory modalities. Finally, Dr.
Barth is conducting a collaborative study with doctors at
the Denver Health Sciences Center to use high speed computers
for the detection and treatment of epileptic seizures in humans.
Alem, O., Benison, A.M., Barth, D.S., Kitching, J. and Knappe, S. Magnetoencephalography
of epilepsy with a microfabricated atomic magnetrode. J. Neurosci. 2014,
Rodgers, K.M., Dudek, F.E. and Barth, D.S. Progressive, seizure-like, spike-wave discharges
are common in both injured and uninjured Sprague-Dawley rats: Implications for the
fluid percussion injury model of post-traumatic epilepsy. J. Neurosci. 2015,
Bercum, F.M, Rodgers, K.M., Benison, A.M., Smith, Z.Z., Taylor, J., Kornreich, E.,
Grabenstatter, H.L., Dudek, F.E. and Barth, D.S. Maternal stress combined with
terbutaline leads to comorbid autistic-like behavior and epilepsy in a rat model. .J.
Neurosci. 2015, 35(48): 15894-15902.