Eric B. Carstens, Ph.D.

Eric B. Carstens
  • Emeritus Professor
  • Office: Botterell Hall, Room 714
  • Queen's University, Kingston
  • K7L 3N6
  • Telephone: (613) 533-2463
  • E-Mail: carstens@queensu.ca

Faculty Bio

  • BSc - University of Alberta; Molecular genetics, cell biology, electron microscopy

  • MSc - University of Alberta; Biochemical studies on adenovirus infected cells. Supervisor - Dr. Ray G. Marusyk

  • PhD - Université de Sherbrooke; Genetic and biochemical analysis of adenovirus. Supervisor - Dr. Joe Weber

  • Post-doctoral Fellow - Institute for Genetics, Cologne, Germany. Biochemical analysis of adenovirus, molecular biology of baculovirus, with Dr. Walter Doerfler

  • Medical Research Coucil of Canada Development Grant Scholarship - Queen's U. - awarded for 1980 to 1990

  • Alexander von Humboldt Research Fellowship - awarded in 1987

  • Sabbaticals:
    • Sept. 1987 - Aug. 1988.  Institute of Biochemistry, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany.
    • Aug. 1994 - July, 1995. Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
    • Aug. 2001 - July 2002.  Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany.
    • Jan. – July 2009.  March – April. Faculty of Biology, University of Konstanz, Konstanz, Germany
    • Jan. – July 2015.  Julius Kühn Institute Institut für Biologischen Pflanzenschutz, Darmstadt, Germany
  • Life Member, International Committee on Taxonomy of Viruses - elected in 2016

  • Professor Emeritus - 2018

Research Interests

  1. Viral DNA replication
  2. Biochemical characterization of viral genes essential for viral DNA replication
  3. Regulation of genes required for DNA replication and transcription

Research Opportunities: 

Please note that I am no longer accepting new graduate students.



Last Modified: 2019-02-11