Portrait of Warren Burggren

Warren Burggren

University Distinguished Research Professor- Developmental Physiology, University of North Texas

Warren’s 40+ year career as a university researcher, educator and administrator has included faculty positions at the University of Massachusetts – Amherst, the University of Nevada, Las Vegas, and the University of North Texas. Additionally, he has been a visiting researcher at universities in Australia, Brazil, Canada, Denmark, Mexico, Panama and Taiwan, and has given hundreds of hundreds of invited and plenary lectures in more than a dozen countries.

Warren has been Department Chair, Dean and Provost and Vice President for Academic Affairs, holding this last position at UNT until his return to faculty in 2015. As a result, he has deep experience in the assembly and management of large, complex research and administrative teams, including those pursuing and successfully acquiring both public and private research funding.

His biological research projects have been funded by multiple agencies during his career, including a highly unusual ~40 years of continuous National Science Foundation funding. He currently is supported both by the National Science Foundation (public) and the Gulf of Mexico Research Initiative (private).

He received his B.Sc. degree from the Univ. of Calgary, Canada, and his PhD from the Univ. of East Anglia in Norwich, England.