Bob Burghardt is Associate Dean for Research and Graduate Studies,
Director of the Image Analysis Laboratory and Professor, Veterinary
Integrative Biosciences in the College of Veterinary Medicine &
Biomedical Sciences. He earned a B.S. in Zoology at the University
of Michigan and M.S. and Ph.D. degrees at Wayne State University.
He spent two years as a Ford Foundation postdoctoral fellow in the
Department of Anatomy and the Laboratory of Human Reproduction and
Reproductive Biology at Harvard Medical School before joining the
faculty at Texas A&M University in 1978.
For the past 38 years, he has thoroughly enjoyed teaching graduate
microscopy and cell biology courses, conducting extramurally funded
research in reproductive biology and toxicology and spent most of
this time as director of shared microscopy core facilities. His
appreciation of research and graduate education is reflected in his
service as chair or co-chair of 12 Ph.D. and 9 M.S. students from
his lab, past service as a member of over 260 graduate advisory
committees and current service on 27 graduate committees. Outside
of work he enjoys family time, fitness and sports.