John Burg, PhD
Head of Biochemistry

Dr. Burg is an expert in biochemistry, with extensive experience in the structural biology and purification of polytopic membrane proteins. Dr. Burg determined the first crystal structure of a viral G protein-coupled receptor (GPCR), which also represented the first structure of a chemokine receptor bound to a human chemokine. As a graduate student, Dr. Burg studied integral membrane proteins involved in sterol biosynthesis and lipid homeostasis. His cumulative scientific experience has given him broad expertise in biochemistry, protein engineering, cell biology and yeast genetics. Dr. Burg received a PhD from the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, and conducted his postdoctoral research at Stanford University as an Irvington Postdoctoral Fellow of the Cancer Research Institute in the laboratory of K. Christopher Garcia.