Undergraduate education

Massachusetts Institute of Technology - BS (2011)

Years in MSTP


PhD program

Biomedical Engineering, 2016


David Beebe, PhD

Thesis title

Microscale approaches for studying human fungal pathogens


Internal Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine, 2018-

Current position

Resident, Department of Medicine, Stanford University School of Medicine

Undergraduate and/or masters publications

Miller MA, Barkal L, Jeng K, Herrlich A, Moss M, Griffith LG, Lauffenburger DA. Proteolytic Activity Matrix Analysis (PrAMA) for simultaneous determination of multiple protease activities. Integr Biol (Camb). 2011 Apr;3(4):422-38. PMID: 21180771; PMCID: PMC3173501.

PhD publications

Barkal LJ, Walsh NM, Botts MR, Beebe DJ, Hull CM. Leveraging a high resolution microfluidic assay reveals insights into pathogenic fungal spore germination. Integr Biol (Camb). 2016 May 16;8(5):603-15. PMID: 27026574; PMCID: PMC4868663.

Barkal LJ, Theberge AB, Guo CJ, Spraker J, Rappert L, Berthier J, Brakke KA, Wang CC, Beebe DJ, Keller NP, Berthier E. Microbial metabolomics in open microscale platforms. Nat Commun. 2016 Feb 4;7:10610. PMID: 26842393; PMCID: PMC4742997; PMCID: PMC5701243.

Barkal LJ, Berthier E, Theberge AB, Keller NP, Beebe DJ. Multikingdom microscale models. PLoS Pathog. 2017 Aug 24;13(8):e1006424. PMID: 28837694; PMCID: PMC5570211.

Barkal AA, Weiskopf K, Kao KS, Gordon SR, Rosental B, Yiu YY, George BM, Markovic M, Ring NG, Tsai JM, McKenna KM, Ho PY, Cheng RZ, Chen JY, Barkal LJ, Ring AM, Weissman IL, Maute RL. Engagement of MHC class I by the inhibitory receptor LILRB1 suppresses macrophages and is a target of cancer immunotherapy. Nat Immunol. 2018 Jan;19(1):76-84. PMID: 29180808; PMCID: PMC5832354.

Barkal LJ, Procknow CL, Álvarez-García YR, Niu M, Jiménez-Torres JA, Brockman-Schneider RA, Gern JE, Denlinger LC, Theberge AB, Keller NP, Berthier E, Beebe DJ. Microbial volatile communication in human organotypic lung models. Nat Commun. 2017 Nov 24;8(1):1770. PMID: 29176665.