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Kathleen Helen Burns, M.D., Ph.D.

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Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TXM.D., Ph.D.Genetics
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MDresidencyClinical Pathology (CP)
Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Baltimore, MDfellowshipHematopathology
1993
National Merit Scholar
1995
National Barry M. Goldwater Scholarship
2003
Graduation Speaker, Baylor College of Medicine
2006
Chief Resident, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Dept of Pathology
2008
Richard Starr Ross Physician Scientist Award, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
2008
Burroughs Wellcome Fund Career Award for Medical Scientists
2015
Deputy Director for Research and Programs, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, Dept of Pathology
2018
American Society for Clinical Investigation (ASCI)
2019
Scriver Family Visiting Professorship in Genetic Medicine, McGill University
2020
Department Chair, Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, Dept of Pathology
2021
Daria Haust Lecturer of Pathology and Molecular Medicine, Queen’s University
2023
Inaugural Thomas Wheeler, M.D. Lecturer, Department of Pathology

Overview
Dr. Kathy Burns is the Chair of the Department of Pathology at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a Professor of Pathology at Harvard Medical School. She received her M.D. and Ph.D. degrees from Baylor College of Medicine and was recruited to Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine for clinical pathology (CP) residency and hematopathology fellowship. Thereafter, she joined the faculty at Johns Hopkins, progressed through their academic ranks to Professor with tenure, and served as the Pathology department's Deputy Director (Vice Chair) for Research and the institution's Physician Scientist Training Program (PSTP) Director. At Dana-Farber she now leads a research-oriented department of academic pathologists who study cancer biology. The Burns lab focuses its research on interspersed repeats and transposable elements and their roles in human disease.

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  1. R01CA276112 (BURNS, KATHLEEN H) Aug 1, 2023 - Jul 31, 2028
    NIH
    Consequences of retrotransposition on genome integrity
    Role: Principal Investigator
  2. R01CA240816 (BURNS, KATHLEEN H) Jul 15, 2020 - Jun 30, 2025
    NIH
    Characterizing the LINE-1 Retrotransposition-Replication Conflict
    Role: Principal Investigator
  3. R01GM130680 (BURNS, KATHLEEN H) Jul 24, 2019 - May 31, 2023
    NIH
    Expression and Impact of Interspersed Repeats
    Role: Principal Investigator
  4. R01GM124531 (BURNS, KATHLEEN H) Sep 15, 2017 - Aug 31, 2021
    NIH
    Exonizaton of Alu Insertion Polymorphisms
    Role: Principal Investigator
  5. R13CA217120 (BURNS, KATHLEEN H) Jun 1, 2017 - May 31, 2018
    NIH
    FASEB SRC on Mobile DNA in Mammalian Genomes
    Role: Principal Investigator

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Funded by the NIH National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences through its Clinical and Translational Science Awards Program, grant number UL1TR002541.