Dr. Ana Maria Barral

Ana Maria Barral is an Associate Professor at the Department of Math & Natural Sciences, National University (California). Her research focuses on Science Education, particularly through the incorporation of active learning approaches and course-based undergraduate research into the curriculum. Her proposal to develop and implement a CURE on studying the microbes attaching to floating plastic in coastal waters received a NSF grant in 2018.


  • American Society For Molecular Biology and Biochemistry
  • American Society for Microbiologists
  • American Association for Advancement of Science


  • Barral, A.. (2018). Accelerated Introductory Biology Course is Significantly Enhanced by a Flipped Learning Environment. CBE Life Sciences Education, 17(3): .
  • Barral, A.. (2016). Course Redesign of Online Non-Majors Biology: Analysis of Effects. Journal of Research in Innovative Teaching, 9(1): 108-122.
  • Coppetiers, A., Barral A.M., Juedes, A., Wolfe, T., Rodrigo, E., Thery, C., Amigorena, S. And M.. (2009). No significant CTL cross-priming by exosomes during murine lymphocytic choriomeningitis virus infection. Journal of Immunology, 182: 5.
  • Yamazaki Y, Kohno K, Yasui H, Kiso Y, Neuteboom S, Barral Am, Potts B, Lloyd Gk, Hayashi Y. (2009). Synthesis of biotin-tagged diketopiperazine-based anti-microtubule agents and tubulin photoaffinity labeling. Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 611: 527-8.
  • Söderberg, A., Barral, A.M., Söderström, M., Sander, B. And A. Rosén. (2007). Redox-signaling transmitted in trans to neighboring cells by melanoma-derived TNF-containing exosomes. Free Radical Biology and Medicine, 43: 90-99.
  • Barral, A.. (2006). Cytokine protection in diabetes through Suppressor of Cytokine Signaling (SOCS)-1. 27: 166-173.
  • Rhode, A., Pauza, M.E., Barral, A.M., Rodrigo, E., Oldstone, M.B.A. And M. Von Herrath.. (2005). Islet-specific expression of CXCL10 causes spontaneous islet infiltration and accelerates diabetes development. Journal of Immunology, 175: 3516-3524.
  • Barral, A.. (2005). Exosomes: specific intercellular nano-shuttles?. Current Immunology Reviews, 1: 1.
  • Barral, A.. (2000). Thioredoxin, thioredoxin reductase and TNF- _expressed in melanoma cells: correlation to resistance against cytotoxic attack. Melanoma Res, 4: 331-43.
  • Sahaf, B., A. Soderberg, G. Spyrou, A. M. Barral, K. Pekkari, A. Holmgren, And A. Rosen.. (1997). Thioredoxin expression and localization in human cell lines: detection of full-length and truncated species. Exp Cell Research, 236: 181-92.
  • Barral, A.. (1997). Cell-cell adherence as a selection method for the generation of anti-melanoma monoclonal antibodies. Journal of Immunological Methods,


  • Barral, A. (2016). Active learning in a flipped classroom: implementation and assessment. Poster presented at the ASBMB 2016 Meeting, San Diego, CA.
  • Barral, A. (2016). Small World Initiative: crowdsourcing research of new antibiotics to enhance undergraduate biology teaching. Poster presented at the 2016 ASBMB conference, San Diego, CA.
  • Barral, A. (2015). The Genomics Education Partnership Provides Undergraduate Research Using Bioinformatics. Poster presented at the American Association for Advancement of Science annual meeting, San Jose, CA.
  • Barral, A. (2014). Undergraduate Research Course within a Pre-allied Health Microbiology Course: Design and Preliminary Results. Poster presented at the , Danvers, MA.
  • Barral, A. (2014). Small World Initiative: crowdsourcing research of new antibiotics to enhance undergraduate biology teaching (618.41). Conference presented at the , San Diego, CA.
  • Barral, A. (2014). Genomics Education Partnership: a research-based approach to undergraduate teaching utilizing a centralized support system (618.39). Poster presented at the , San Diego, CA.
Dr. Ana Maria Barral

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Dr. Ana Maria Barral

College: School of Arts, Letters, and Sciences

Department: Mathematics and Natural Sciences

Academic Program Director: Associate of Science Major in Human Biology
[email protected]

(714) 429-5148

Costa Mesa Campus


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