Austin Burt
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Austin Burt received his PhD in Biology at McGill University in Montreal in September of 1990. He then worked as a postdoc in Bill Rice's lab at the University of California in Santa Cruz until December of 1992. Austin came to the Taylor lab in January of 1993 to continue his research. On April 1, 1995 (no fooling!) Austin left Berkeley and joined the faculty of the Imperial College of Science, Technology and Medicine in London, England as an Assistant Professor (Lecturer).



  • Trivers, R., Burt, A. and Palestis, B.G. 2004. B chromosomes and genome size in flowering plants. Genome 47(1): 1-8.
  • Johnson, L.J., V. Koufopanou, M.R. Goddard, R. Hetherington, S.M. Schafer, and A. Burt. 2004. Population genetics of the wild yeast Saccharomyces paradoxus. Genetics 166:43-52.
  • Burt, A. 2003. Site-specific selfish genes as tools for the control and genetic engineering of natural populations. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London - Series B: Biological Sciences 270(1518): 921-928.
  • Barraclough, T.G., Birky, C.W. and Burt, A. 2003. Diversification in sexual and asexual organisms. Evolution 57(9): 2166-2172.
  • Leroi, A.M., V. Koufopanou, and A. Burt. 2003. Cancer selection. Nature Reviews Cancer. 3:226-231.
  • Koufopanou, V., Goddard, M.R. and Burt, A. 2002. Adaptation for horizontal transfer in a homing endonuclease. Molecular Biology & Evolution 19(3): 239-246.
  • D. A. Carter, J. W. Taylor, B. Dechairo, A. Burt, G. L. Koenig, T. J. White. 2001. Amplified Single-Nucleotide Polymorphisms and a (GA)n Microsatellite Marker Reveal Genetic Differentiation between Populations of Histoplasma capsulatum from the Americas. Fungal Genetics and Biology 34(1): 37-48.
  • Vassiliki Koufopanou, Austin Burt, Timothy Szaro and John W. Taylor. 2001. Gene Genealogies, Cryptic Species, and Molecular Evolution in the Human Pathogen Coccidioides immitis and Relatives (Ascomycota, Onygenales). Molecular Biology and Evolution 18: 1246-1258.
  • Burt, A. 2000. Sex, recombination and the efficacy of selection - was weismann right? Evolution 54:337-351.
  • Taylor, J. W., D. M. Geiser, A. Burt and V. Koufopanou. 1999. The evolutionary biology and population genetics underlying fungal strain typing. Clinical Microbiology Reviews 12(1): 126-146.
  • Goddard, M. R. and A. Burt. 1999. Recurrent invasion and extinction of a selfish gene. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America 96(24): 13880-13885.
  • Burt, A. and R. Trivers. 1998. Genetic conflicts in genomic imprinting. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London Series B Biological Sciences 265(1413): 2393-2397.
  • Burt, A; Dechairo, BM; Koenig, GL; Carter, DA; and others. Molecular markers reveal differentiation among isolates of Coccidioides immitis from California, Arizona and Texas. Molecular Ecology, v.6, n.8, (1997): 781-786.
  • Carter, DA; Burt, A; Taylor, JW; Koenig, GL; and others. A set of electrophoretic molecular markers for strain typing and population genetic studies of Histoplasma capsulatum. Electrophoresis, v.18, n.7, (1997): 1047-1053.
  • Koufopanou, V; Burt, A; Taylor, J W. 1997. Concordance of gene genealogies reveals reproductive isolation in the pathogenic fungus Coccidioides immitis. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America, v.94, n.10, (1997): 5478-5482.
  • Burt, A., D.A. Carter, G.L. Koenig, T.J. White & J.W. Taylor. 1996. Molecular markers reveal cryptic sex in the human pathogen Coccidioides immitis. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. U.S.A. 93: 770-773.
  • Burt, A., Carter, D.A., White, T.J., and Taylor, J.W. 1994. DNA sequencing with arbitrary primer pairs. Molecular Ecology, v.3, n.5, (1994): 523-525.