Martin Burg

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:
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or by appointment

COURSES TAUGHT






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.