Warren Burggren | Department of Biological Sciences

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Warren Burggren

University Distinguished Research Professor- Developmental Physiology
Dr. Burggren's research and teaching interests are in developmental physiology, broadly defined.

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Dr. Warren Burggren teaches courses on topics in physiology and environmental biology.


Doctor of Philosophy in physiology, University of East Anglia

Bachelor of Science in biology, University of Calgary


Burggren's has specific research interests in the development of the embryonic heart, respiratory and renal systems. He also studies the phenotypic plasticity of developing animals, both vertebrate and invertebrate, as well as the neural and endocrine regulation of embryonic physiological processes.

Selected Publications:

The following are the most recent publications of Burggren's:

  • Oziolor, E.M., Dubansky, B., Burggren, W. and Matson, C.W. Cross-resistance in Gulf killifish (Fundulus grandis) populations resistant to dioxin-like compounds. Aquatic Toxicology. In Press.
  • Burggren, W. W., Bautista Martinez, G., Camarillo Coop, S., Márquez, Couturier, G., Páramo Delgadillo, S. and Alvarez González, C.A. Developmental cardiorespiratory physiology of the air breathing tropical gar, Atractosteus tropicus. American Journal of Physiology: Regulatory, Integrative and Comparative. Accepted Pending Revision.
  • Branum, S., Tazawa, H. and Burggren, W.W. Phenotypic developmental plasticity induced by pre-incubation egg storage in chicken embryos (Gallus gallus domesticus). Physiological Reports. In Press.
  • Mueller, C.A, Willis, E. and Burggren, W.W. Salt sensitivity of the morphometry of Artemia franciscana during development: A demonstration of 3-D critical windows. Journal of Experimental Biology. 219:571-581.
  • Lauren Castilla, L., Burggren, W., David Muirhead, D., Nelson, T. and Dzialowski, E. Circulatory changes associated with the closure of the ductus arteriosus in hatching emu (Dromaius novaehollandiae). Journal of Comparative Physiology. A. 191: 202-208.

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