Faculty Profile

Christian Eggers

Christian H Eggers

Professor of Biomedical Sciences


BS, Colorado State University
PhD, University of Montana
Areas of expertise

Molecular Biology
Pathogenic Microbiology

Pathogenic Microbiology

Spring 2020

Pathogenic Microbiology Lab

Spring 2020

Microbiology Research

Spring 2020

Pathogenic Microbiology

Spring 2020


Biomedical Sciences

Phone Number

(203) 582-3767

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Office Location

Tator Hall 221D

Christian H. Eggers, Ph.D., professor of Biomedical Sciences, graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University and a Doctorate of Philosophy degree in Biochemistry/Microbiology with an emphasis in Molecular Biology from The University of Montana. He has taught at Quinnipiac for more than ten years, and regularly teaches courses in general microbiology (BMS370), microbiology for allied health students (BMS213), pathogenic microbiology (BMS372 & BMS572), pathogenic microbiology lab (BMS372L), and epidemiology (BMS319). He also oversees the microbiology seminar and research seminar (BMS478 and BMS479) required of all senior microbiology majors.

Research in the Eggers lab includes both undergraduates and graduate students and focuses on the molecular biology of the causative agent of Lyme disease, the bacteria Borrelia burgdorferi. Project areas in the past have included the characterization of a bacteriophage of this bacteria, analysis of metabolic genes that may a role in the establishment of infection within the mammalian host, and the dissection of transcriptional pathways that control genes that potentially are involved in infection and disease in humans.

Quinnipiac University

2018 – Present

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Hamden, Connecticut

University of Connecticut Health Center

2006 – 2007

Research Associate

Farmington, CT

University of Connecticut Health Center

2000 – 2006

Postdoctoral Fellow

Farmington, CT

Eggers, C. H., Gray, C. M., Preisig, A. M., Glenn, D. M., Pereira, J., Ayers, R. W., Moeller, J. T. , Phage-mediated horizontal gene transfer of both prophage and heterologous DNA by phiBB-1, a bacteriophage of Borrelia burgdorferi, 74 Pathog Dis. , November (2016).