Daniel R. Caprioglio, Ph.D.
Professor of BiologyLink to Colorado State University-Pueblo Home Page
Microbial Physiologist/Geneticist


B.S. Microbiology, University of California, Los Angeles
Ph.D. Microbiology,North Carolina State University


Office: LS 244
Phone:(719) 549-2027
FAX:  (719) 549-2993
E-Mail: dan.caprioglio@csupueblo.edu


Research Interests

  I've been working on two main areas of biology. The first is using Baker's Yeast (Saccharomyces cerevisiae) as a model system to study aminopeptidase genes role in cell biology. Aminopeptidase genes have been coorelated to cancer, development, and immune response. Recently, I've been working on more applied microbiology and bioprocessing especially with the use of microbiology to convert biomass to products like biofuels and also working with converting industrial waste with microbes to value added products.

Also a member of the Genome Consortium for Active Teaching (GCAT), a group of primarily undergraduate institution faculty getting micro array (DNA chip) technology into the hands of students. Dr. A. Malcolm Campbell at Davidson College Department of Biology (the driving force for the group) maintains a great website with links and information developed by students in the program at the following link (who knows, you might find CSU-Pueblo/USC data in there):