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Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology

Daniel Burke

Discipline: Biology
University of Virginia

Daniel Burke is a Professor of Genetics and Molecular Biology and an Adjunct Professor of Cell Biology at the University of Virginia the School of Medicine where he teaches courses in Genetics and Cell Biology. He received his B.Sc. in Zoology and M. Sc. in Genetics from the University of Manitoba in Canada and received his Ph.D. in Biology from the Johns Hopkins University where he worked on the genetics of the model organism Caenorhabditis elegans. He was a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Genetics at the University of Washington in the lab of Lee Hartwell where he developed his interest in genetic regulation of the cell cycle in the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae. He has authored over 50 publications since his appointment at the University of Virginia including three books, several book chapters and numerous scholarly reviews. He has taught extensively in the Cold Spring Harbor Yeast Genetics Course and has been an editor for the Society of Microbiology. He is currently editing a twenty-chapter book on modern techniques in yeast genetics.