Emily A. Barron-Casella, Ph.D., M.S.

  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics



Research Interests

Molecular biology; Genetics


Dr. Emily Barron-Casella is an assistant professor of pediatrics at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She is a researcher in the Division of Pediatric Hematology, and her research interests include genetics and molecular biology.

Dr. Barron-Casella received her undergraduate degree in biology from Austin College and her M.S. In anatomy from Texas Tech University Health Science Center. She earned his Ph.D. in cellular and structural biology from UT Health Science Center. She joined the Johns Hopkins faculty after training as a postdoctoral fellow there in the Department of Molecular Biology and Genetics and as a postdoctoral associate at the Howard Hughes Medical Institute.

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  • Assistant Professor of Pediatrics

Departments / Divisions

Centers & Institutes



  • B.A.; Austin College (Texas) (1976)
  • M.S.; Texas Tech University Health Science Center School of Medicine (Lubbock) (Texas) (1981)
  • Ph.D.; University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio (Texas) (1988)

Additional Training

  • Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, 1992, Postdoctoral fellow, Molecular Biology and Genetics; Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Baltimore, MD, 1992, Postdoctoral associate

Research & Publications

Selected Publications

Lu JF, Barron-Casella E, Deering R, Heinzer AK, Moser AB, deMesy Bentley KL, Wand GS, McGuinness M, Pei Z, Watkins PA, Pujol A, Smith KD, Powers JM. “The role of peroxisomal ABC transporters in the mouse adrenal gland: the loss of Abcd2 (ALDR), not Abcd1 (ALD), causes oxidative damage.” Lab Invest. 87:261-272, 2007.

Barron-Casella EA, Nebbia G, Rogers OC, King KE, Kickler TS, Casella JF. “Construction of a Human Platelet Alloantigen-1a epitope(s) within murine glycoprotein IIIa: Identification of residues critical to the conformation of the antibody binding site(s).” Blood 93:2959-2967, 1999.

Okamoto N, Kennedy SD, Barron-Casella EA, Casella JF, Inoko H, Kickler TS. “Identification of a human heavy chain antibody fragment directed against human platelet alloantigen 1a by phage display library.” Tissue Antigens. 51:156-163, 1998.

Nachmius VT, Golla R, Casella JF, and Barron-Casella EA. “Cap Z, a calcium insensitive protein in resting and activated platelets.” FEBS Letters 378: 258-262, 1996.

Barron-Casella EA, Torres MA, Scherer SW, Heng HHQ, Tsui L-C, Casella JF. “Sequence analysis and chromosomal localization of human Cap Z: Conserved residues within actin-binding domain may link Cap Z to the gelsolin/severin and profilin protein families.” J.Biol. Chem., 20: 21472-21479, 1995.

Contact for Research Inquiries

Department of Pediatrics, Division of Hematology
Ross 1129
720 Rutland Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21205 map
Phone: 410-955-6132

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Activities & Honors

Professional Activities

  • SITT Repository Supervisor, 2006
  • Pediatric Core Laboratory Director, 1999 - 2003

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