Norman Buroker was born in Portland, Ore, USA, in 1943. He received his B.S. degree in general science with a major in chemistry and minors in biology and mathematics from Mississippi State University, Starkville, Miss, USA, in 1968. He worked two years with the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Seattle, Wash and then entered the University of Washington where he received an M.S. degree (1975) and a Ph.D. degree (1978) in fisheries with emphasis on biochemistry and genetics. He took a position as a Research Associate at the Center for Environmental and Estuarine Studies, University of Maryland in 1979 and then was awarded a Busch Postdoctoral Fellowship in 1981 with the Department of Biological Sciences, Rutgers University, NJ, USA. In 1983, he made a career change into medicine and took a position as a Research Associate in the Department of Biochemistry, School of Medicine, Oregon Health Sciences University. In 1987, he took a position as a Research Scientist in the Department of Pediatrics, School of Medicine, University of Washington. In 2003, he moved to a Research Scientist position in the Department of Cardiology at Seattle Children’s Hospital, and in 2009 he moved back to the Department of Pediatrics, University of Washington where he currently works as a Senior Research Scientist. He has extensive research experience in molecular and population genetics and has several manuscripts involving these disciplines covering a wide variety of fields. His work in cardiology focused on nuclear and mitochondrial receptors in the mammalian heart and their association with metabolic genes. The research involves identifying and characterizing the PPAR response elements in promoter regions of target genes.
Biography Updated on 4 August 2011