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Christina K. Eddy, PhD

Professor, Biology
Unit: Biology, College of Humanities and Sciences, School of Sciences and Math
Location: Tigerville

  • Teaching & Education

    You will learn with me when taking courses in Microbiology, Cell and Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genetics, and Introductory Biology.


    BA, Biology and Chemistry, Cornell College

    PhD, Molecular Biology, Marquette University

    Post Doctoral Research, University of Florida

  • Professional Experience

    My experiences include 30 years of teaching and research experience. I have been teaching at NGU since 2005 with prior teaching experience at Mississippi State University, Skidmore College and Red Rocks Community College. I also have research scientist experience at Zeagen Biotech and The National Renewable Energy Laboratory and am currently a consulting scientist for Aglife LLC.

  • Selected Publications
    • An Experimental Approach for Introductory Biology 2020 by Christina Eddy and Gwendolen Watson.
    • Altintas, M.M., C. Eddy, M. Zhang, J. McMillan, and D. Kompala. 2006. Kinetic Modeling to optimize pentose fermentation in Zymomonas mobilis. Biotechnol. and Bioeng. 94: 273-95.
    • Deanda, K., M. Zhang, C. Eddy and S. Picataggio. 1996. Development of an arabinose-fermenting Zymomonas mobilis strain by metabolic pathway engineering. Appl. and Environ. Microbiol 62: 4465-4470.
    • Zhang, M., C. Eddy, K. Deanda, M. Finkelstein and S. Picataggio. 1995. Metabolic engineering of a pentose metabolism pathway in ethanologenic Zymomonas mobilis. Science. 267: 240-243.
  • Selected Awards Received
    • 2000-2002 – Foundation for Microbiology Lecturer
    • 1999-00, 1997-98 and Spring, 1996 – Keck Fellow/Scholar program at Skidmore College
    • 1996 – Project Kaleidoscope, Faculty for the 21st Century
    • 1986-1987 – Arthur J. Schmitt Fellowship
    • 1983-1986 – Marquette University Fellowship
  • My Story

    I have always wanted to study science. Like many students interested in biology and chemistry, I was interested in becoming a physician. During my undergraduate training at a small liberal arts college I had the opportunity to do research and decided to go to graduate school. At that point my goal was to become a professor at a small college. After completing my degree at Marquette University I went to the University of Florida for more training. I was studying metabolism and genetic engineering. A new discipline developed at that time called metabolic engineering. I was a metabolic engineer at two research organizations and helped engineer one bacterium to produce biotin and another to produce ethanol for fuel from wood waste products.

    When I came to NGU I had several years of teaching and research experience. My goal is to train excellent scientists who can use what they learn to share the gospel. I have led 4 teams of students on mission trips to Costa Rica or India. We have taught science lessons in schools, trained families on sustainable technology, shared the gospel, and encouraged believers in areas where Christians are isolated. I am thankful to share my faith and my experiences with the students at North Greenville University.

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