Quinnipiac University
Donnasue Graesser

Associate Teaching Professor of Biomedical Sciences

Laboratory Coordinator of Biomedical Sciences

Dr. Graesser’s teaching experience spans 30 years and many disciplines within the Biological Sciences. She joined the faculty at Quinnipiac University in 2014, as Assistant Teaching Professor as well as the Microbiology Laboratory Manager. She has a dual teaching focus in both microbiology and human/animal anatomy and physiology and extensive experience in teaching in both these disciplines to students in health care programs including nursing, physician’s assistant, biomedical engineering, and pre-medical studies. At Quinnipiac, her primary teaching responsibilities are microbiology courses, with an emphasis on laboratory teaching. She teaches both the lecture and laboratory courses in General Microbiology and Microbiology and Pathology courses. Dr. Graesser is a Biology Scholar Alumni of the American Society of Microbiology, and as such she strives to incorporate the principles of Scientific Teaching into her courses. Her teaching strategies include cooperative and inquiry-based learning, with the goal to develop not only students’ fundamental knowledge and laboratory skills, but also the ability to think and reason as scientists and health care providers.
As Microbiology Laboratory Manager, Dr. Graesser is involved in mentoring work study students and research students who utilize the microbiology laboratory space. Another aspect of her role as Laboratory Manager is to ensure compliance and safety for all students and faculty in the microbiology laboratories at Quinnipiac University.


  • BS, Valparaiso University
  • MS, Yale University
  • MPHIL, Yale University
  • PHD, Yale University


  • Biomedical Sciences

Office Location

  • Tator Hall 206

Mail Drop

  • EC-BMS


Quinnipiac University

Assistant Teaching Professor; Microbiology Laboratory Manager

Hamden, CT

2014 - 2018

University of Connecticut

Lecturer, Laboratory Coordinator

Storrs, CT USA

2012 - 2014

Goodwin College

Assistant Professor

East Hartford, CT USA

2009 - 2012

Biomedical Press

Medical Editor

Columbus, Ohio, USA

2009 - 2014

International Medical Press

Medical Writer/Editor

London, UK

2009 - 2010

MedKnowledge Group

Scientific Director

Rocky Hill, CT, USA

2008 - 2008

Nerac, Inc.

Research Analyst

Tolland, CT, USA

2005 - 2008

Manchester Community College

Adjunct Instructor

Manchester, CT USA

2003 - 2012

Albertus Magnus College

Assistant Professor

New Haven, CT USA

1999 - 2003

Yale University

Graduate Teaching Fellow

New Haven, CT USA

1994 - 1999

Selected Publications

Peer Reviewed Presentations

Virtual Viral Plaque Assay Simulation

Graesser, D., Sung, E.

American Society for Microbiology Conference for Undergraduate Educators, Virtual (2021)