David Burk, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor-Research

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M.S. University of Alabama, Tuscaloosa, AL (Biology)
Ph.D. University of Georgia, Athens, GA (Botany)


Dr. Burk is the director of the Cell Biology and Bioimaging Core at PBRC, which provides access to state of the art imaging, analytical, and histological equipment as well as technical expertise and assistance to researchers at PBRC, LSU's main campus, and outside the LSU university system.


Burk DH, Zhong R, Ye ZH. The katanin microtubule severing protein in plants. Journal of Integrative Plant Biology 2007;1174-1182.

Staszkiewicz J, Gimble J, Cain C, Dietrich M, Burk D, Kirk-Ballard H, Gawronska-Kozak B. Flow cytometric and immunohistochemical detection of in vivo BrdU-labeled cells in mouse fat depots. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2009 Jan 16; 378(3):539-44. Epub 2008 Dec 3.

Pasarica M, Sereda OR, Redman LM, Albarado DC, Hymel DT, Roan LE, Rood JC, Burk DH, Smith SR. Reduced adipose tissue oxygenation in human obesity: evidence for rarefaction, macrophage chemotaxis, and inflammation without an angiogenic response. Diabetes. 2009 Mar;58(3):718-25. Epub 2008 Dec 15.
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