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Elizabeth Greguske, Ph.D.

2008 - Ph.D., Pennsylvania State University. Immunology and Infectious Disease
2004 - B.S., Rochester Institute of Technology. Biotechnology

Research Interests

Project Name: Phage Hunters
Research description:
Antibiotics are an essential component in the arsenal of treatments against infectious diseases.  Since their introduction more than 75 years ago, antibiotics have saved countless lives and greatly enhanced both quality of life and life expectancy.  Unfortunately, bacteria have evolved numerous antibiotic resistances, ultimately resulting in the failure of these lifesaving drugs.  The CDC has estimated that more that 2 million people each year are infected with antibiotic resistant bacteria.  Therefore, it is essential that a new mechanism for controlling bacterial infections be found.  One such method is the use of natural viral predators of bacteria, bacteriophage.  These viruses infect bacteria, causing the death of the host bacteria.  My lab works on isolating, characterizing and sequencing bacteriophage of E. coli, P. aeruginosa, S. aureus and Bacillus species.


My teaching schedule rotates each semester.  Below is a list of classes that I will be teaching in the upcoming year:

  • General Biology I for majors (BI 103) - This course is the first of a two semester sequence designed for incoming science majors.
  • Microbiology (BI 108) - This course is specifically geared to the Nursing students and concentrates on the clinical aspects Microbiology.

Contact Information

Elizabeth Greguske
Elizabeth Greguske
Assistant Professor
Department of Biology
Saint Anselm College
100 Saint Anselm Drive
Manchester, NH 03102

Phone: (603) 641-7156
Fax: (603) 222-4012

2322 Goulet Science Center

Research Laboratory:
1324 Goulet Science Center

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