Jennifer G. Barrett, DVM, PhD, Diplomate ACVS, Diplomate ACVSMR

Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery, Adjunct Assistant Professor, Wake Forest Institute for Regenerative Medicine, Wake Forest University

Dr. Jennifer Barrett is the Theodora Ayer Randolph Professor of Equine Surgery. She received a bachelor of arts in biology from Dartmouth College in 1991 before earning a master of science and philosophy in biology at Yale University. In 1999, she received her doctorate in molecular cellular and developmental biology from Yale University and in 2002, she earned her doctor of veterinary medicine from Cornell University.

Additionally, Dr. Barrett completed an internship in equine medicine and surgery at Rood & Riddle Equine Hospital in Lexington, Kentucky, a residency in equine surgery at the University of Illinois in Urbana, and a postdoctoral orthopedic research position at the University of Wisconsin in Madison. Dr. Barrett joined the Marion duPont Scott Equine Medical Center’s faculty in August 2007.

She achieved Diplomate status through the American College of Veterinary Surgeons in 2008 and the American College of Veterinary Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation in 2013. She is also a member of the American Veterinary Medical Association, the American Association of Equine Practitioners, the Veterinary Orthopedic Society, the Orthopedic Research Society, the Tissue Engineering and Regenerative Medicine International Society, and the Phi Zeta Honor Society. Moreover, she is a founding director of the North American Veterinary Regenerative Medicine Association and is Chief Editor of the Veterinary Regenerative Medicine specialty section in the Frontiers in Veterinary Science journal.

Her research interests include tendon, ligament, and cartilage healing, stem cell and platelet rich plasma therapies, and tissue regeneration. She established the Regenerative Medicine Service at the EMC, which offers stem cell treatment and platelet rich plasma therapy to patients at the EMC and beyond. Her clinical interests include sports medicine, lameness, diagnostic imaging, and orthopedic surgery.

Jennifer Barrett’s Curriculum Vitae (PDF)

Jennifer Barrett's faculty biography

  • Youngstrom DW, Barrett JG*. Tendon Differentiation on Decellularized Extracellular Matrix under Cyclic Loading. Book Chapter in Bioreactors in Stem Cell Biology: Methods and Protocols, in press.
  • Youngstrom DW, LaDow JE, Barrett JG. Tenogenesis of bone marrow-, adipose- and tendon-derived stem cells in a dynamic bioreactor. Connective Tissue Research, doi:10.3109/03008207.2015.1117458.
  • Barrett JG. A Set of Grand Challenges for Veterinary Regenerative Medicine.Frontiers in Veterinary Science, 3:20, 2016. doi: 10.3389/fvets.2016.00020.
  • Youngstrom DW, Barrett JG. Engineering tendon: Scaffolds, bioreactors and models of regeneration. Review Article, Stem Cells International, 2016(Article ID 3919030):1-11. 2016. doi: 10.1155/2016/3919030
  • Guo Z, DeVita R, Freeman JW, Barrett JG. Determination of damage criteria in medial collateral ligaments. Journal of Biomechanical Engineering. 137(7):071011-071011-6. 2015. doi: 10.1115/1.4030532
  • Freeman KD, Barrett JG, Youngstrom DW, White NA. Microangiographic comparison of the effects of three-loop pulley and six-strand Savage tenorrhaphy techniques on the equine superficial digital flexor tendon. Veterinary Surgery. 44(6):744-750, 2015. doi: 10.1111/vsu.12334
  • Youngstrom DW, Rajpar I, Kaplan DL, Barrett JG. A bioreactor system for in vitrotendon differentiation and tendon tissue engineering. Journal of Orthopaedic Research, 33(6):911–918, 2015. doi: 10.1002/jor.22848
  • Lamb MM, Barrett JG, White NA, Werre SR. Accuracy of low-field magnetic resonance imaging versus radiography for guiding injection of equine distal interphalangeal joint collateral ligaments. Veterinary Radiology and Ultrasonography. 55(2):174–181, 2014. doi: 10.1111/vru.12109