Martin Burg

Associate Professor
Biomedical Science Department
236 Padnos Hall
Allendale, Michigan 49401
Phone:  616-331-3715
Fax:  616-331-2090
email: 
burgm@gvsu.edu

OFFICE HOURS:
See available times here,
or by appointment

COURSES TAUGHT
BMS 111 - Medical Terminology
BMS 290 - Human Physiology
BMS 291 - Lab in Human Physiology
BMS 301 - Introduction to Research 
BMS 508 - Advanced Human Physiology
BMS 601 - Experimental Design

EDUCATION/TRAINING
Ph.D. (Genetics) University of Iowa, Iowa City, IA, 1987
B.A. (Biology and Chemistry) Hope College, Holland, MI, 1980

RESEARCH INTERESTS
The genetics and molecular biology of photoreceptor function.

SELECTED PUBLICATIONS
Geng, C., Leung, H.-T., Skingsley, D.R., Iochev, M.I., Yin, Z., Semenov, E.P., Burg, M.G., Hardie, R.C., and W.L. Pak (2002) The target of Drosophila photoreceptor synaptic transmission is a histamine-gated chloride channel encoded by ort (hclA).  J. Biol. Chem. 277: 42113-42120.

Melzig, J., Burg, M.G., Gruhn, M., Pak., W.L., and E. Buchner. (1998) Selective histamine uptake rescues photo- and mechanoreceptor function of histidine decarboxylase-deficient Drosophila mutant, J. Neuroscience 18: 7160-7166.

Burg, M.G., Geng, C., Guan, Y., Koliantz, G., and W.L. Pak (1996) Drosophila rosA gene, which when mutant causes aberrant photoreceptor oscillations, encodes a novel neurotransmitter transporter homologue. J. Neurogenetics 11: 59-79.

Pearn, M.T., Randall, L.L., Shortridge, R.D., Burg, M.G., and W.L. Pak (1996)  Molecular, biochemical, and electrophysiological characterization of Drosophila norpA mutants. J. Biol. Chem. 271: 4937-4945.

Melzig, J., Buchner, S., Wiebell, F., Wolf, R., Burg, M., Pak, W.L., and E. Buchner (1996)  Genetic depletion of histamine from the nervous system of Drosophila eliminates specific visual and mechanosensory behavior.  J. Comp. Physiol. A. 179: 763-773.

Liu, W., Yoon, J., Burg, M.G., Chen, L., and W.L. Pak (1995) Molecular characterization of two guanylate cyclases expressed in the nervous system .  J. Biol. Chem. 270: 12418-12427.

Burg, M.G., Sarthy, V., Koliantz, G., and W.L. Pak (1993)  Genetic and molecular identification of a Drosophila histidine decarboxylase gene required in photoreceptor transmitter synthesis. EMBO J. 12(3): 911-919.

 

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