Elizabeth Greguske

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+1(603) 641-7156

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Education

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

  • Research Interests

    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.

    Indepndent study specialized research: Phage Hunting

  • Courses

    My teaching schedule rotates each semester. Below is a list of classes that I teach:

    • General Biology I (BI 103)
    • Microbiology (BI 108)
    • Microbiology for Majors (BI 318)
    • Cell and Tissue Culture (BI 323)