Chris Burd M.S., Ph.D.

Professor of Cell Biology; Deputy Chairman

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Molecular Cell Biology, Genetics and Development

Cell Biology: Membrane Traffic

Research Interests

organelle biogenesis, endocytosis, secretion, phosphoinositide signaling 


  • M.S., Northern Illinois Univ, 1987
  • Ph.D., Northwestern University, 1994

Selected Publications

  • Harrison, M.S., Hung,C.H., Liu, T-T, Christiano, R., Walther, T.C., Burd, C.G., A mechanism for cargo capture by the retromer endosomal coat complex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., Advance online publication: doi/10.1073/pnas.1316482111.
  • Wood., C.S., Hung, C-S., Huoh, Y-S, Mousley, C.J., Stefan, C.J., Bankaitis, V., Ferguson, K.M., Burd, C.G., 2012. Local control of PtdIns4P signaling in the Golgi apparatus by Vps74 and Sac1 phosphoinositide phosphatase, Mol. Biol. Cell, 23:2527-2536.
  • Liu, T-T., Gomez, T.S., Sackey, B.K., Billadeau, D.D., Burd, C.G., 2012. Rab GTPase Regulation of Retromer-mediated Cargo Export During Endosome Maturation, Mol. Biol. Cell, 23:2505-2515.


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