David Glick, Ph.D.
Professor of Biology 
Office: Parente 308
Phone: 570-208-5900 EXT 5622
E-mail: davidglick@kings.edu

Educational Background 
B.S. in Biology at  University of California at Davis, CA
M.S. in Microbiology and Immunology at Temple University in Philadelphia, PA
Ph.D. in Microbiology and Immunology at Thomas Jefferson University in Philadelphia
Postdoctoral training/research at the Seattle Biomedical Research Institute in Seattle, WA
Postdoctoral training/research at the Marine Biology laboratories in Falmouth, MA

Courses Taught 
Biol 327  Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Biol 327L Medical Microbiology and Immunology Lab
Biol 314  Microbiology
Biol 314L Microbiology Lab 
Biol 310  Computer modeling for Biology and Environmental Science 
Biol 401C Lab Ecotoxicology lab 
Biol 490  Senior Research 
Biol 229 Undergraduate research as an independent study 

Research Interests    
I am interested in all aspects of Immunology and Microbiology. 

I am currently doing research with students on the existence of nanobacteria. These very small bacteria were, at one time, thought to exist and were “seen” in electron micrographs. Most microbiologists now believe that nanobacteria are actually artifacts and are simply minerals that have precipitated but have the same shape and size of very small bacteria. So far, my students and I have also not been able to confirm the existence of true, living nanobacteria. 

I am also doing research on how a non-pathogenic bacteria becomes pathogenic. I am working with students on trying to convert non-pathogenic  bacteria, found on the surface of carrots, into a pathogenic bacteria that can cause  damage to the carrots. So far we have not succeeded in transforming a non-pathogenic bacteria into a pathogenic one.  We will continue to set up conditions that might stimulate a bacteria to evolve to a pathogenic state.  

Finally, I also work with students on improving  labs for Microbiology and Immunology. A current example is the work three students did to develop an Immunology lab that demonstrated the activation of human T cells.

Recent Conference Presentations with Students

  1. 2007 Poster: Chris Paradise, M. Chang, D. Wessner, and David Glick “A comparative analysis of microbial diversity in simulated aquatic tree hole ecosystems” Association of Southeastern Biologists annual meeting in Columbia, South Carolina
  2. 2009 Poster:  D. L. Glick, C. Gushue, H. Namdari, M. Wasilewski, and M. Sulzinski. “Development of a Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assay for Burkholderia gladioli” American Society for Microbiology annual meeting in Philadelphia, PA
  3. 2010 Poster:  D. L. Glick, C. Gushue, H. Namdari, M. Wasilewski, and M. Sulzinski. “Development of a Quantitative Real-Time PCR Assay for Burkholderia gladioli”
  4. Third Annual Northeastern Pennsylvania faculty Symposium at Kings College. Wilkes-Barre, PA. ASMCUE (American Society for Microbiology Conference on Undergraduate Education in Bethesda, Maryland. 2016  The presentation was on using carrot disease models in undergraduate laboratory situations.


  1. D. L. Glick, C. M. Coffey, and M. A. Sulzinsky. Simultaneous PCR detection of the two Major Bacterial pathogens of Geranium. Journal of Phytopathology Vol 150.  pgs 54-59. 2002
  2. A. Yezerski, G. Cussatt, D. Glick, and M. Evancho. The effects of the presence of stored product pests on the microfauna of a flour community. Journal of Applied Microbiology, Vol 98. Pgs 507-515. 2005
  3. Michael Sulzinsky, Melissa Wasilewski, James Farrell, and David Glick. Undergraduate Virology Exercises Demonstrate Conventional and Real-Time PCR Using Commercially Available HIV Primers and Noninfectious Target. Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Education. Vol 37, Pgs 232-235.  2009 
  4. Susan Jones-Held, Robert Paoletti, David Glick, and Michael Held. An Open-Ended Investigative Microbial Ecology Laboratory for Introductory Biology. Bioscene- The Journal of College Biology teaching. Vol 36 (2) . Pgs 41-47. 2010