Kenneth Burtis

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Professor of Genetics; Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost


Genome Center
Molecular & Cellular Biology

Offices and Labs

517 Mrak Hall


1985 PhD Biochemistry Stanford University
1976 BS Biochemistry University of California, Davis

Research Contribution

Research Interests

DNA repair in Drosophila; specifically, the molecular basis of interstrand crosslink repair.


Helen Hay Whitney Postdoctoral Fellowship, 1985-1988
Searle Scholar, 1990-1993

Department and Center Affiliations

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology
UC Davis Genome Center
UC Davis Center for Neuroscience


Genetics Society of America


3133 LSA

Teaching Interests

Genomics, genetics laboratory.


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  • Laurencon A, Orme CM, Peters HK, Boulton CL, Vladar EK, Langley SA, Bakis EP, Harris DT, Harris NJ, Wayson SM, Hawley RS, and Burtis KC. 2004. A large-scale screen for mutagen-sensitive Loci in Drosophila. Genetics 167:217-231.
  • Burtis KC, Hawley RS, Lipshitz HD. 2004. The 2003 Thomas Hunt Morgan Medal; David S. Hogness. Genetics 164:1243-1245.
  • Burtis, K. C. 2002. Doublesex in the Middle. Science 297:1135-1136.
  • Adams MD et al. 2000. The genome sequence of Drosophila melanogaster. Science. 287(5461):2185-2195
  • Sekelsky, J.J., Brodsky, M.H. and K.C. Burtis. 2000. DNA repair in Drosophila: Insights from the Drosophila Genome Sequence. J. Cell. Biol. 150:F31-F36.
  • Burtis KC and PV Harris. 1997. A possible functional role for a new class of eukaryotic DNA polymerases. Current Biology. 7:R743-R744
  • Harris PV, OM Mazina, EA Leonhardt, RB Case, JB Boyd, and KC Burtis. 1996. Molecular cloning of Drosophila mus308 , a gene involved in DNA cross-link repair with homology to prokaryotic DNA Polymerase I genes. Molecular and Cellular Biology. 16:576