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Division of Natural Sciences & MathematicsDepartment of Biological Sciences

Faculty & Staff

Associate Professor Emeritus

Dennis Barrett

Dennis Barrett

Office: BW 215

Office Phone: (303) 871-4423






  • 1957 A.B., Chemistry - University of Pennsylvania - Philadelphia, PA
  • 1963 Ph.D., Biochemistry - California Insitute of Technology - Pasadena, CA

Research Interests

Dr. Barrett in Vancouver

In this lab, we study the development of the sea urchin, with current focus on the genetic and environmental control of the constellation of events around hatching, when the larva has attained a hundred cells or so, the synthesis and secretion of enzymes involved in the hatching process, the development and coordination of cilia, and the beginning of organized locomotory behavior.