Susan Barry, Ph.D.

Susan Barry, Ph.D.

Professor of Biological Sciences


B.A., Biology, Wesleyan University, 1976
M.A., Biology, Princeton University, 1978
Ph.D., Biology, Princeton University, 1981

Postdoctoral Training

Department of Physiology, University of Michigan, 1983 - 1985
Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Miami School of Medicine, 1981 - 1982

Research Interests

Binocular vision and neuronal plasticity.


  • Biology 145 Introductory Biology: Diversity of Life
  • Biology 321 Art, Music, and the Brain  
  • Biology 333 Neurobiology  

Selected Publications

Barry SR. Fixing My Gaze: A Scientist's Journey into Seeing in Three Dimensions. New York: Basic Books, 2009.

Bloomberg J.J., Merkle L.A., Barry S.R., Huebner W.P., Cohen H.S., Mueller S.A., Fordice J. 2000. Effects of adaptation of vestibulo-ocular reflex function on manual target localization. J Vestib Res. 10(2):75-86.

Nori V.S., Barry S.R. 1997. Toxic effects of antimalarial drugs in Paramecium: role of calcium channels. J Comp Physiol [A]. May;180(5):473-80.

Clark KI, Barry SR. 1994. Aminophylline enhances resting Ca2+ concentrations and twitch tension by adenosine receptor blockade in Rana pipiens. J Physiol. Nov 15;481 ( Pt 1):129-37.

Barry S.R., Bernal J. 1993. Antimalarial drugs inhibit calcium-dependent backward swimming and calcium currents in Paramecium calkinsi. J Comp Physiol [A]. May;172(4):457-66.