Wayne State College

Douglas Christensen

Dr. Doug Christensen is a biology professor at Wayne State College and the chair of the Life Sciences Department. He is a member of the Nebraska Academy of Sciences, Golden Key National Honor Society, Gamma Sigma Delta Honor Society, Phi Kappa Phi, and is a Nebraska IN-BRE Associate.

Christensen is also a recipient of the Wayne State College Student Senate Professor of the Year award and the State Nebraska Bank Teaching Excellence Award.

Post-doctoral Fellowship, North Carolina State, 1997-98
Ph.D., Biology (Molecular Microbiology), University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1997
M.S., Food Science and Technology (Food Pathogens),  University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1994
B.S., Food Science and Technology, University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 1992

Academic Interests
Dr. Christensen's research interests include the utilization of molecular technology in the study and manipulation of pathogenic micro-organisms. His teaching interests include utilization of molecular biology in a broad range of sciences (including medical, environmental and industrial fields); teaching about battles between the immune system and the evolving world of bacteria and viruses; microbiology; molecular genetics; and immunology.