Peter Burgers, PhD

Peter Burgers, PhD

Primary Academic Title

Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, Washington University School of Medicine

Research Interest

Molecular biology of DNA replication and DNA repair in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Study of the structure of the DNA replication fork and its response to DNA damage. Biochemical analysis of the DNA damage checkpoint machinery. Function of replication enzymes in damage-induced mutagenesis.


  • 1972: MS, organic chemistry, State University of Leiden, Netherlands
  • 1977: PhD, State University of Leiden

Selected Research Publications

A DNA damage-induced phosphorylation circuit enhances Mec1ATR Ddc2ATRIP recruitment to Replication Protein A.
  • Yates LA, Tannous EA, Morgan RM, Burgers PM , Zhang X
  • Proc Natl Acad Sci USA 2023

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