David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA (M.D., 1991)
David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA
Dr. Barry Paw is a Burmese American biologist. He is notable for his role in discovering a new gene in humans that contributes to the production of hemoglobin.
Paw currently works in the United States as a researcher at Harvard Medical School and has undertaken research into how the gene mitoferrin transports iron to red blood cells to form hemoglobin. Hemoglobin carries oxygen from the lungs to the rest of the body, including the muscles.
Paw's research was targeted to reveal changes in the gene that cause human diseases, including iron deficiency or that cause an excessive amount of iron.