Dr. Hazel Barton

Dr. Hazel Barton

Title: Professor
Dept/Program: Biology
Office: ASEC West Tower 178
Phone: 330-972-2518
Fax: 330-972-6077
Email: bartonh@uakron.edu


Hazel A. Barton is an associate professor of microbiology and geology at University of Akron and co-star (with Nancy Holler Aulenbach) of the 2001 IMAX film Journey Into Amazing Caves (narrated by Liam Neeson). She has made appearances on several television shows including the CBS Early Show in 2007 when she was featured by Phil Koeghan as a "Koeghan Hero." In December of 2006, Barton was featured on Animal Planet's The Real Lost World. Appearances feature Barton's research involving caves and the microbial life that inhabit these harsh environments. She has published numerous publications on cave research and extremophile bacteria and co-authored with Nancy Holler Aulenbach the children's book Exploring Caves: Journeys into the Earth [1] , based on their 2001 film. She has also been featured in the children's book Extreme Scientists: Exploring Nature's Mysteries from Perilous Places (Scientist in the Field) by Donna M. Jackson.

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