Barbara J. Masten, Ph.D.

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Professor, Clinician Educator

Scientific Director of Histocompatibility, TriCore Reference Laboratories



  • Transplantation Immunology with an emphasis on solid organ and hematopoietic stem cells
  • Medical Laboratory Sciences education
  • Immunology with an emphasis on dendritic cells

Education and Certification Information

Microbiology and Immunology
Texas Tech University Health Sciences Center
Lubbock, TX

Weber State University
Clinical Laboratory Sciences, Summa cum Laude
Ogden, UT

University of Cincinnati
Metallurgical Engineering
Cincinnati, OH

American Board Histocompatibility and Immunogenetics, Diplomate
2006 - present

American Society of Clinical Pathologists, Medical Laboratory Scientist
1988 - present

Selected Publications:

  • Chand, HS, M Schuyler, N Joste, C Hensler, Y Tesfaigzi, B Masten, R Schrader, and M Lipscomb. Anti-IgE Therapy Results in Decreased Myeloid Dendritic Cells in Asthmatic Airways. J Allergy Clin Immunol. 2010 May;125(5):1157-1158.e5. Epub 2010 Mar 20.

  • Wu J, S Bassinger, GD. Montoya, L Chavez, CE. Jones, B Holder-Lockyer, BJ Masten, TM Williams, and KR Prilliman. Allelic Diversity Within the High Frequency Mamu A2*05/Mane-A2*05 (Mane-A*06)/Mafa-A2*05 Family of Macaque MHC-A Loci. Tissue Antigens 72(1):29-38. 2008.

  • Lipscomb MF, JA. Wilder and BJ Masten. Dendritic Cells and Their Role in Linking Innate and Adaptive Immune Responses. In: The Biology of Dendritic Cells and HIV Infection, S Gessani and F Belardelli, eds., New York: Springer. ISBN: 978-0-387-33784-5. 2007.

  • Masten BJ, Olson GK, CA Tarleton, C Rund, M Schuyler, R Mehran, T Archibeque and MF Lipscomb. Characterization of Myeloid and Plasmacytoid Dendritic Cells in Human Lung. J Immunol.1;177(11):7784-7793. 2006.

  • Masten BJ, GK Olson, DF Kusewitt, and M. Lipscomb. Flt3 Ligand Preferentially Increases the Number of Functionally Active Myeloid Dendritic Cells in the Lungs of Mice. J. Immunol. 172: 4077-4083. 2004.

  • Masten BJ. 2004. Initiation of Lung Immunity: The Afferent Limb and the Role of Dendritic Cells. Sem. Respir. Crit. Care Med. 25(1):11-20.

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