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

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: 2018-04-09