Welcome to The Burgess Lab Website

We’re located in the Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology at The University of California, Davis. The Burgess Lab shares a large lab space in the BESt Lab with the Engebrecht and Starr Labs.

We study the molecular and cellular mechanisms underlying the dynamic chromosome events that ensure chromosomes are properly inherited from one generation to the next. Errors in the processes are a leading cause of birth defects and miscarriages in humans. We use budding yeast and zebrafish as model genetic research organisms and apply experimental approaches such as live-cell imaging and super-resolution microscopy.

You can follow the latest lab updates on our News page and on Twitter @BurgessLab.

More about Dr. Burgess: CBS Faculty listing 

Undergrads-Looking for a research opportunity?

We are looking for motivated students interested in a hands-on mentored research experience aligned with their career goals.

Expectations: 9-11 hr research/week, attend and participate in weekly lab meetings; final presentation and lab report.

Credit: MCB 193 (Advanced Research-3 units)

Fill out application here

For full consideration please apply by September 15th.