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Christopher Burd, MS, PhD

Professor and Chair of Cell Biology; Interim Chair, Cell Biology

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Christopher Burd, MS, PhD

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Professor Burd received a PhD from Northwestern University for research with Professor Gideon Dreyfuss investigating pre-mRNA processing. In 1998, after postdoctoral studies with Professor Scott Emr of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute at the University of California, San Diego, he started his independent research program at the University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, investigating inter-organelle trafficking. In 2011 be moved to the Department of Cell Biology at Yale School of Medicine. Dr. Burd received a MERIT award from the US National Institutes of Health in 2017, and he was elected Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS) in 2018 for his contributions toward understanding organelle biogenesis pathways.

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    University of California, San Diego (1998)
  • PhD
    Northwestern University (1994)
  • MS
    Northern Illinois Univ (1987)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
MERITUS National Institutes of Health2020
FellowAmerican Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)2019

Professional Service

Gordon Research Conferencerescheduled to 20222020 - Present
Biological Sciences Area Committee & Tenure Appointments CommitteeCommittee Member2019 - Present
US National Institutes of HealthGrant Reviewer2018 - Present
eLifeAssociate Editor2016 - 2019
TrafficAssociate Editor2011 - Present

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