(Barth, Daniel - 2004) -- President's Teaching Scholar
Award or Honor Receipt
A member of the CU-Boulder faculty since 1990, Professor Barth was named a President’s Teaching Scholar in 2004. He is considered to have been a driving force behind the effort to establish an undergraduate neuroscience major at CU-Boulder in recent years. A highly-respected classroom teacher, Barth’s graduate and undergraduate students find his neuroscience classes to be among the most challenging the department offers, and yet they credit Professor Barth as being among the best professors they have had while at the university. Professor Barth’s neuroscience research interests are in electrophysiology and neurophysiology of sensory systems and how neural mechanisms apply to the treatment of epilepsy. Recent groundbreaking findings reported by Barth and his team show that chronic seizures caused by traumatic head injuries may result from chemicals released by the brain’s immune system attempting to repair the injured site. In addition to the President’s Teaching Scholarship, Barth’s research and teaching have been recognized with a Boulder Faculty Assembly’s Excellence in Teaching Award and a Faculty Fellowship.