Faculty & Staff Directory
- Assistant Professor
PhD, University of Michigan (2008)
Dr. Elisabeth Epstein earned her PhD in Molecular, Cellular and Developmental Biology from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor in 2008. Her dissertation research focused on elucidation of the molecular details of secretion and assembly of curli fiber proteins – a structural component of some bacterial biofilms. Her current teaching and research interests are in microbial diversity and its functional significance in natural communities, as well as how the common origin of all life underlies the usefulness of model organisms. Dr. Epstein teaches courses in biodiversity as well as teaching and coordinating the introductory biology series (BIOL103/106/107) at Mason.