Dr. Barela

Phone: 951-566-4400 ext. 5203

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Dr. Barela

email: abarela@romoland.net

Feel free to email me with any questions you have

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2017-18 Classes

Science and Technology 3/4 (Robotics and Medical Detectives)

Science 7th Grade (Cells, Genetics, Body Systems, Atoms, Matter and Energy Cycles)

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Bachelor of Science in Biology with minor in Literature from University of Southern California

PhD in Biology from University of California, Irvine

Teaching Credential from California Baptist University

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I have been doing Science work since the 8th grade when I was investigating what type of bacteria lives in water that would normally go down the sink.  After mainly doing research about bacteria in high school, I studied the effects of schizophrenia on the brains of rats at USC.  For my PhD research, I studied how a rare form of epilepsy is caused by a tiny defect in a protein in the brain that allows brain cells to conduct electricity.

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In addition to my many students, I have a large family of six children at home ranging in age from 2 to 18.  We have adopted four of our children, and we are fostering two children.