Kenneth C. Burtis

Kenneth Burtis

Position Title
Professor; Faculty Advisor to the Chancellor and Provost

Department of Molecular and Cellular Biology, College of Biological Sciences
Genome Center

583 Mrak Hall

Research Interests

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


  • 3133 LSA

Honors and Awards

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

    Professional Societies

    • Genetics Society of America


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


    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