Peter H. Gauss

Peter H. Gauss
Peter H. Gauss
Professor of Biology
B.S., St. Joseph’s University; Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University.
(970) 943-2094
Office Location: 
Hurst Hall 238B
Natural & Environmental Sciences Department
Academic Program: 
Pre-medicine Cell & Molecular Biology
Environmental Biology & Ecology
Wildlife and Conservation Biology


  • Ph.D. - Johns Hopkins University, Molecular Genetics
  • B.S. - St. Josephs University, Biology.

Courses Taught

  • Biological Principles
  • Genetics
  • Cell and Genetics Laboratory
  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology/Biochemistry
  • Microbes and Man
  • Senior Seminar
  • Special topics

Research Interests

My research area includes studies in microbiology, molecular genetics of procaryotic gene expression and DNA replication.

I direct student research in the molecular genetics of a variety of microbes including fungi, bacteria and their viruses. When not in my office, I can often be found fly-fishing on the banks of local streams and rivers.

Student Research Projects Supervised

  • The rII genes of bacteriophage RB69.
  • The role of the ren gene of bacteriophage λ
  • Pyocins of Pseudomonas fluorescence field isolates
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