Peter H. Gauss, Ph.D.


Professor of Biology

B.S., St. Joseph’s University
Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University
Office Location
Hurst Hall 238B


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 
  • Pyocins of Pseudomonas fluorescence field isolates