Carol A. Burdsal, Ph.D.
Associate Professor of Cell & Molecular Biology
Tulane Cancer Center Contributing Member
Address: 2000 Stern Hall, 6400 Freret St., New Orleans, LA 70118
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 cells.
Burdsal CA, Flannery ML, Pedersen RA. FGF-2 alters the fate of mouse epiblast from ectoderm to mesoderm in vitro. Dev Biol 198, 231-244 (1998)
Burdsal CA and Ceasar JA. FGF-2 differentially alters the Cell-ECM interactions of colon carcinoma cells which vary in metastatic potential. Mol Biol Cell 9, 431a (1998)
Alappat SR, Zhang M, Zhou X, Alliegro MA, Alliegro MC, Burdsal CA. Mouse pigpen encodes a nuclear protein whose expression is developmentally regulated during craniofacial morphogenesis. Mol Biol Cell 11, 55a (2000)
Boucher DM, Shaeffer M, Gold JD, Burdsal CA, Meneses JJ., Pedersen RA, Blum M. Goosecoid expression represses brachyury in embryonic stem cells and affects craniofacial development. Int J Dev Biol 44, 279-288 (2000)
Martinez-Ceballos E, Burdsal CA. Differential expression of chicken CYP26 in anterior versus posterior limb bud in response to retinoic acid. J Exp Zool 290:136-147 (2001)
Alappat SR, Zhang M, Zhao X, Alliegro MA, Alliegro MC, Burdsal CA. Mouse pigpen encodes a nuclear protein whose expression is developmentally regulated during craniofacial morphogenesis. Dev Dyn 228:59-71 (2003)