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

LCME Education Subcommittee

Office of Student ResearchCell Biology: Membrane Traffic

Research Interests

organelle biogenesis, endocytosis, secretion, phosphoinositide signaling


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

Selected Publications

  • Cai, Y., Deng, Y., Horenkamp, F., Reinisch, K.M., and Burd, C.G., 2014. Sac1-Vps74 structure reveals a mechanism to terminate phosphoinositide signaling in the Golgi apparatus. J Cell Biol., 206:485-491.
  • Chi, R.J., Liu, J., West, M., Odorizzi, G., and Burd, C.G., 2014. Fission of SNX-BAR-coated endosomal transport carriers is promoted by the dynamin related protein, Vps1. J. Cell Biol., 204:793-806.
  • Harrison, M.S., Hung,C.H., Liu, T-T, Christiano, R., Walther, T.C., Burd, C.G., 2014. A mechanism for cargo capture by the retromer endosomal coat complex. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci., 11:267-272.


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