Quinnipiac University
Christian H Eggers

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

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.


  • BS, Colorado State University
  • PHD, University of Montana

Areas of Expertise

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pathogenic Microbiology


  • Biomedical Sciences

Office Location

  • Tator Hall 221D

Mail Drop

  • EC-BMS


Quinnipiac University

Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Hamden, Connecticut

2018 - Present

University of Connecticut Health Center

Research Associate

Farmington, CT

2006 - 2007

University of Connecticut Health Center

Postdoctoral Fellow

Farmington, CT

2000 - 2006

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Journal

Phage-Mediated Genetic Manipulation of the Lyme Disease Spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi

Eggers, C.H.

187 J Vis Exp doi: 10.3791/64408 Sept (2022)


Multipartite Genome of Lyme Disease Borrelia: Structure, Variation, and Prophages.

Schwartz, I., G. Margos, S.R. Casjens, W. Qiu, and C.H. Eggers

Borrelia: Molecular Biology, Host Interaction, and Pathogenesis 2nd ed. Norfolk, The United Kingdom (Caister Academic Press 2020)