About Robert A Burne
Robert Burne, Ph.D. received his Ph.D. in microbiology and immunology from the University of Rochester where he served on faculty from 1990 to 2001 before joining UF in 2001 as professor and chair of the Department of Oral Biology. Burne is an internationally-respected researcher and educator who has published over 200 peer-reviewed papers on the genetics, physiology and virulence of bacteria. He has served on numerous editorial boards and NIH study sections, has been PI/co-PI on multiple NIH R01 awards, and served as the program director for NIDCR-funded Institutional Pre- and Post-doctoral Training Programs. He received the Hatton Award and Distinguished Scientist Award from the International Association for Dental Research; the Wallace O. Fenn and the Alumni Achievement Awards from the University of Rochester School of Medicine & Dentistry; and is a Fellow of the American Association for the Advancement of Science.
The Burne lab studies the genetics, physiology, biochemistry and ecology of the interactions of beneficial bacterial with overt and opportunistic pathogens.