Department of Physics,
University of California, Riverside
John Barton is interested in the phenomenology of evolution and the immune system. What forces guide the evolution of viruses and other pathogens, and how does the immune system effectively respond to them? His research emphasizes data and measurement: how can we learn about these processes from available data, and how can we make predictions that can be tested experimentally? The ultimate goal of this work is to help improve the ways that we prevent and treat disease.