Professor by day. Playwright by night.


By day, Keith Burridge, a professor in the UNC School of Medicine, studies cell signaling and how proteins regulate cell behavior. By night, he is a playwright.

“Playwriting for me is a kind of escape,” said Burridge. “It’s something I look forward to. Sometimes I am working in the lab and these random thoughts about a play will come to me, and I want to rush off and write them down.”

Burridge’s play “The First Woman President,” a one-woman show about former First Lady Edith Wilson, had a four-performance run as part of the International Midtown Theatre Festival in New York City in 2016.

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Keith Burridge is the Kenan Distinguished Professor of Cell Biology and Physiology at the UNC School of Medicine and a member of the UNC Lineberger Comprehensive Cancer Center.

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