|Born||11 March 1932|
|Died||13 February 2016 (aged 83)|
|Alma mater||University of London|
|Known for||Epstein–Barr virus|
|Doctoral advisor||Michael Anthony Epstein|
Early life and educationEdit
Barr, along with her research supervisor, Michael Anthony Epstein (an English pathologist and virologist), discovered the Epstein–Barr virus (EBV) during her PhD studies in 1964, whilst at Middlesex Hospital. She joined the team at the Bland-Sutton Institute of Pathology in 1963. Barr graduated from the University of London in 1966 with a Ph.D. She then moved to Melbourne, Australia to continue her career and begin a family.
Prior to determining specifics about EBV, Epstein, Barr, and Achong (one of Epstein's colleagues), published their preliminary research in The Lancet. Barr was instrumental in the discovery of the Epstein-Barr virus, also called human herpesvirus 4, by preparing the samples used for experimentation.
Upon moving to Melbourne, she met and married Stuart Balding and had two children. Barr died in Melbourne, Australia at the age of 83.
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