John B. Ferguson

Professor Emeritus of Biology

Academic Program Affiliation(s): Biology

Academic Expertise: Biology

Area of Specialization: Biochemistry, microbiology, prokaryotic and viral genetics


Sc.B., Brown University; M.Phil., Ph.D., Yale University. National Institutes of Health Postdoctoral Research Fellowship, Harvard University (1974–76); National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, Yale University (1969–72). Research: biochemistry, especially enzymology of Tetrahymena pyriformis. Member, American Association for the Advancement of Science, New York Academy of Sciences, Society of the Sigma Xi. Author, reviews and articles in Experientia, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Science Books and Films, New Columbia Encyclopedia, and Microsoft Encarta 97. At Bard since 1977.


  • Research Interests: Biochemistry of the Krebs cycle enzymes of the ciliate Tetrahymena pyriformis; Enzymes of Mycobacterium tuberculosis that might be involved in pathogenicity
  • Teaching Interests: For beginning students: Subcellular Biology; For more advanced students: Introduction to Physiology, Biochemistry, Microbiology; For advanced students: Prokaryotic and Viral Genetics, Diabetes Mellitus; For nonscience majors: Biology of Infectious Disease, Biology of Noninfectious Disease
  • Other Interests: Health professions adviser; Infectious and noninfectious disease; History of medicine


2008-03-06 — Presentation
2008 American Society for Microbiology/BioQuest Bioinformatics Institute


Phone: 845-758-3032