Carol Burdsal

Carol Burdsal
  • Director, Research Development

Contact Info

216 Youngberg Hall
2385 Irving Hill Rd
Lawrence, KS 66045


Carol Burdsal leads the Research Development office bringing expertise to strategic, proactive, catalytic and capacity-building activities. 

Burdsal has a doctorate in cell and developmental biology from Duke University. She was a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California, San Francisco. Prior to joining the staff at KU, she was managing director of grants and federal affairs for McAllister and Quinn, served as Assistant Provost for Research at Bucknell University, and Program Director for the NSF. Burdsal has also been Associate Dean for the School of Science and Engineering at Tulane University, joining the faculty as an Assistant Professor in 1995.