The Burke Lab studies the genetic basis of adaptation using laboratory evolution experiments.  


Our primary study organism is the brewer's yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae.

We are always looking for enthusiastic and motivated people to join our team. 

Please e-mail me to discuss. 


The deadline for applying to the Integrative Biology Graduate program is December 15.  Learn how to apply here

Collins Medical Trust Grant

June 2019

The Burke Lab was awarded a seed grant to study the evolutionary genetics of aging in yeast!

Kieslana defends MS thesis!

June 2019

Kieslana successfully defended her thesis work on the consequences of cryopreservation in yeast.  Congratulations Kies!

Andreea finishes honors thesis!

May 2019

Andreea defended her honors thesis, "Adaptation to long-term osmotic stress in Saccharomyces cerevisiae".  Congratulations Andreea! 

Mark gets an NSF Fellowship!

April 2019

Mark was awarded an NSF Postdoctoral Fellowship to support his work in the Burke Lab through 2021.  Congratulations Mark!

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