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 


Our work is funded by:
National Institutes of General Medical Sciences R35 GM145244
National Institutes of Child Health and Development R21 HD103562
UC Davis Faculty Research Grant
UC Davis Environmental Health Sciences Center Pilot Grant