Dr. Burdsal received her B.S. in Biology from the University of Miami at Coral Gables, FL in 1983. She then carried her doctoral research in the laboratory of Dr. David R. McClay at the Duke University on cell and adhesion and pattern formation in embryonic development. She received her Ph. D. in 1990 and then moved to the laboratory of Dr. Roger A. Pedersen at the University of California, San Francisco. There she carried out her postdoctoral research from 1990-1995 focusing on how changes in cell adhesion regulate mammalian development. In 1995, she joined the faculty of the Department of Cell and Molecular BiologyTulane University and she reached the rank of Associate Professor in 2001. The major focus of Dr. Burdsal1s research is how growth factor signaling regulates cell-cell interactions in the developing mouse embryo. Her laboratory examines how gene expression is regulated in response to growth factor signaling during early development and organogenesis. Dr. Burdsal's lab also studies how growth factor signaling affects the cell-extracellular matrix interactions of cancer cell.
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