Eric Elsinghorst, PhD, MPH, MB(ASCP)cm

Chair, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Program Director, Molecular Biotechnology
Research Associate Professor
Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences


Research Focus

Elsinghorst’s research is centered on bacterial pathogenesis. By working to better understand the ways in which bacterial pathogens interact with their hosts to cause disease, he is contributing to the development of novel approaches in the prevention of disease.

Eric Elsinghorst, PhD, MPH, MB(ASCP)cm, is chair of the KU Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences. At the undergraduate level, he serves as program director for the molecular biotechnology concentration. He also is the program director for the Master of Science in Molecular Biotechnology degree program and manages the admission and advising for the program. As research associate professor, Elsinghorst teaches courses in advanced molecular techniques, biotechnology methodologies, journal club, molecular diagnostics, and molecular immunology, as well as graduate instruction in molecular biotechnology.

In 1981, Elsinghorst received a bachelor's degree in biology from Canisius College in Buffalo, N.Y. He then obtained a doctorate in microbiology at Cornell University. In 2008, he earned a master's in public health from the University of Kansas.

Elsinghorst received the Stata Norton Distinguished Teaching Award in 2012 – one of the school's highest levels of recognition for excellence in education.

Elsinghorst also acts as an external referee for the following organizations: the United States Civilian Research and Development Foundation, the American Institute of Biological Sciences, the Military Infectious Diseases Research Program, The USDA National Research Initiative, the World Health Organization, the U.S.-Israel Binational Science Foundation and the British Columbia Health Research Foundation.

Last modified: Aug 21, 2015

Eric Elsinghorst (photo)

Contact

Eric Elsinghorst, PhD, MPH, MB(ASCP)cm
Chair, Department of Clinical Laboratory Sciences
Program Director, Molecular Biotechnology
Research Associate Professor

P: 913-588-1089
eelsinghorst@kumc.edu

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