Christine Dupont

Christine Dupont
Continuing Lecturer Emeritus


Dr. Dupont joined the Department of Biology in 2003 as a full-time lecturer. Her focus is on undergraduate teaching and she has several publications on the use of podcasts to enhance student learning. Her previous research (1999–2002) at the Institute of Veterinary, Animal and Biomedical Sciences, Massey University, New Zealand, focused on development of a defined subunit vaccine against Johne’s disease, an intestinal chronic wasting disease in many animal species caused by the bacterium Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Her postdoctoral research (2002-2003) at the Ontario Veterinary College, Department of Pathobiology, University of Guelph, focused on development of a vaccine against Rhodococcus equi infection in foals. R. equi is a pathogen responsible for economically significant losses to the horse racing industry.

Research Interests

  • Molecular biology
  • Microbiology


  • 2002 Ph.D. Pathobiology, Massey University, New Zealand
  • 1990 B.Ed., University of Windsor, Canada
  • 1988 M.Sc. Microbiology, University of Guelph, Canada
  • 1984 B.Sc. Microbiology, University of Guelph, Canada


  • 2014 Outstanding performance award
  • 2013 Excellence in Science Teaching Award
  • 2011 Outstanding performance award


  • Faculty of Science Undergraduate Committee
  • Science Faculty Council
  • DACA Committee
  • University Committee on Student Appeals
  • Department of Biology Teaching Fellow


  • BIOL 239 - Genetics
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • BIOL 342 - Molecular Biotechnology 1
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • BIOL 442 - Virology
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • BIOL 444 - Bacterial Pathogenesis
    • Taught in 2019, 2021, 2022, 2023
  • BIOL 475 - Current Topics in Microbiology
    • Taught in 2019, 2020, 2022

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Selected/Recent Publications

  • Holbrook, J., and C. Dupont. 2011. Enhanced Podcasts and Class Attendance – Does Year in Program Matter? Bioscience Education Journal of Science Education and Technology. 20:233-245.
  • Holbrook, J., and C. Dupont. 2010. Making the Decision to Provide Enhanced Podcasts to Post-secondary Science Students. Journal of Sci Edu and Technol (JOST).
  • Pei, Y., Dupont, C., Sydor, T., Haas, A., Prescott, J.F. (2006). Cholesterol oxidase (ChoE) is not important in the virulence of Rhodococcus equi. Veterinary Microbiology Dec 20; 118(3-4):240–246. Epub 2006 Aug 14.
  • Rigden, R.C., Jandhyala, D.M., Dupont, C., Crosbie-Caird, D., Lopez-Villalobos, N., Maeda, N., Giquel, B., Murray, A. (2006). Humoral and cellular immune responses in sheep immunised with a 22 kilodalton exported protein of Mycobacterium avium subspecies paratuberculosis. Journal of Medical Microbiology Journal of Medical Microbiology 55 (Pt 12):1735–1740.
  • Wall, D.M., Duffy, P.S., Dupont, C., Prescott, J.F., Meijer, W.G. (2005). Isocitrate lyase activity is required for virulence of the intracellular pathogen Rhodococcus equi. Infection and Immunity 73:6736–6741.