Elizabeth Wolfinger received a Ph.D. in Microbiology from North Carolina State University in 1992. Her research interests include the molecular biology of toxin-producing freshwater cyanobacteria. She is actively engaged with K-12 teachers and students through classroom visits, after school science programs, summer science camps and as a NC Governor’s School Guest Lecturer and Instructor. She has led six North Carolina Biotechnology Center-sponsored workshops since 1997. She is a member of the Project Kaleidoscope Faculty for the 21st Century, the National Association of Biology Teachers and the American Society for Microbiology.
Undergraduate Research: Working with undergraduate students and Dr. Linda Ehrlich, president of Spirogyra Diversified, she has been investigating the presence of microcystin-LR in Falls Lake raw and finished water and in other local lakes and ponds.