Karen G. Burnett

Research Associate

Address: Grice Marine Laboratory
Phone: 843.709.4122
E-mail: burnettk@cofc.edu
Personal Website: http://burnettk.people.cofc.edu


Postdoctoral Research - University of California San Diego
Ph.D. - University of South Carolina
B.S. - College of William and Mary

Research Interests

Comparative immunology and cell biology; physiological costs of immunity; impacts of natural and anthropogenic stressors on resistance to disease in marine organisms.

Courses Taught

BIOL 414, 614; EVSS 626: Environmental Immunology


Hamilton, K.L., L. Burnett, K. Burnett, R.E.G. Kalisperis, A.E. Fowler, 2019 submitted. Physiological impacts of time in holding ponds, biomedical bleeding, and recovery on the Atlantic horseshoe crab, Limulus polyphemus.

Leads, R.R., K.G. Burnett, J.E. Weinstein, 2019 in press. The effect of microplastic ingestion on the survival of the grass shrimp Palaemonetes pugio (Holthuis, 1949) challenged with Vibrio campbellii. Environ. Sci. Technol.

Wang, J., K.G. Burnett, M.G. Janech, 2019 in press. Targeted proteomic approaches reveal protein-level expression of novel β-type hemocyanin and heterogeneous subunit usage in the Pacific whiteleg shrimp, Litopenaeus vannamei. Front. Mar. Sci.

Johnson, J.G., L.E. Burnett, K.G. Burnett, 2016. Uncovering hemocyanin subunit heterogeneity in penaeid shrimp using RNA-seq, 2016. Integr. Comp. Biol. 56:1080-1091.

Mykles, D, K. Burnett, D. Durica, B. Joyce, F. McCarthy, C. Schmidt, J. Stillman, 2016. Resources and recommendations for using transcriptomics to address grand challenges in comparative biology. Integr. Comp. Biol. 56:1183-1191.

Burnett, K.G., L.E. Burnett, 2015. Respiratory and metabolic impacts of crustacean immunity – are there implications for the insects? Integr. Comp. Biol. 55:856-868.

Johnson, J.G., M.R. Paul, C.D. Kniffin, P.E. Anderson, L.E. Burnett, K.G. Burnett, 2015. High CO2 alters the hypoxia response of the Pacific whiteleg shrimp (Litopenaeus vannamei) transcriptome including known and novel hemocyanin isoforms. Physiol. Genomics 47:548-448.

Tommerdahl, A.P., K.G. Burnett, L.E. Burnett, 2015. Respiratory properties of hemocyanin from wild and aquacultured penaeid shrimp and the effects of chronic exposure to hypoxia. Biol. Bull. 228:242-252.

Ikerd, J.L., K.G. Burnett, L.E. Burnett, 2015. Effects of salinity on the accumulation of bacteria and hemocyte aggregates in the gills of Callinectes sapidus, the Atlantic blue crab, injected with Vibrio campbellii. Comp. Biochem. Physiol. Part A 183:97-106.