James M. Burke, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of molecular medicine at UF Scripps Biomedical Research. Burke probes changes to RNA during antiviral response to pathogenic viruses. Burke earned his doctorate at the University of Texas at Austin in 2016 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Colorado, Boulder with Roy Parker, Ph.D., an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute. Working with Parker, Burke uncovered the mechanism underlying how cells express critical antiviral genes, such as type I interferons, while simultaneously limiting viral gene expression. He joined UF Scripps Biomedical Research in Jupiter, Florida as an assistant professor in 2022.