Tara Barron

Tara Barron


Minneapolis, Minnesota


BS, Neuroscience

BS, Psychology

Trinity University - San Antonio, Texas

Lab Association

Jun Hee Kim, Ph.D.

Hobbies and Interests

Cooking, wine and electrophysiology


Demyelinating diseases, including multiple sclerosis, often produce motor and sensory deficits, which can be debilitating to the patient. Tara is interested in the synaptic mechanisms of motor deficits caused by dysmyelination, specifically those originating in the cerebellum. She employs electrophysiological techniques, including whole cell patch clamping of the presynaptic terminal, to study the demyelinating effect on cellular intrinsic properties and synaptic function in highly myelinated axons in the cerebellum, as well as the auditory system.

• Appointments, Boards, Committees and Memberships •

Mikiten Grad Student Research Forum Planning Committee - 2015

The Society for Neuroscience (SfN) - 2014 - Present

• Lectures, Posters and Presentations •

UTHSCSA 3rd Annual Physiology Student Symposium - San Antonio, TX. - April 2015

Holmgren, T. and Kim, J.H. : Central dysmyelination alters intrinsic cellular properties and synaptic transmission in the deep cerebellar nuclei (DCN) (Poster)