Ramya Smithaveni Barre

We are delighted that Ramya joined the lab as Research Specialist. Her arrival meant that, for the first time in Graham Group history, our parasitological expertise includes nematodes of plant hosts! Plus Ramya has studied within-host and transmission dynamics of influenza. She therefore brings an amazing array of talents and expertise to bear on the research of the group.


Masters in Biology (Molecular and Cell Biology Concentration)
Long Island University

Bachelor of Education in Biological Science
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Masters in Zoology, Specialization in Parasitology
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology
Osmania University, Hyderabad, India

Scientific Posts

from 2019
Research Specialist
Graham Lab, Department of Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
Princeton University

Associate Researcher/Lab Manager
Bouvier Lab, Department of Microbiology
Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, NY

Teaching Assistant in Biology/Tutor in Biology
Long Island University

Intern in Bioinformatics
University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, MI

Additional Publications

S. Asadi, N. Gaaloul Ben Hnia, R. S. Barre, A. S Wexler, W. D Ristenpart & N. M Bouvier. 2020. Influenza A virus is transmissible via aerosolized fomites. Nat Comm 11: 4062.

Search for Resistance to infecting Root Knot nematode (Meloidogyne incognita, Race 2) infecting Sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology Research.

Search for resistance to reniform nematode (Rotylenchulus reniform) infecting castor (Ricinus communis), sunflower (Helianthus annuus). Asian Journal of Plant Science and Research.