Casper Fredsgaard

Faculty - Biology

My name is Casper Fredsgaard and I am originally from Denmark. I came to the United States to attend high school and decided to go to college in the states as well. I started my college career at Butler Community College and transferred to WSU where I received both my Bachelor’s degree and my Master’s degree in biological science. 

While at WSU I worked in microbiology both as an undergraduate and graduate student. My research looked at the ability of halatolerant and sucretolerant organisms to live in environments with high osmotic pressures and comparing the effects of salts and sugars on water activity values. A secondary component to the research was the isolation of organisms capable of living in high osmotic environments from common soils. 

At WSU I had my first exposure to teaching experience as well, teaching as a graduate teaching assistant for the general biology labs and the human organismal labs. I began teaching principles of biology at Cowley College as an adjunct in the fall of 2016, and has since branched to teaching biology review, microbiology, and anatomy and physiology. I’ve taught in both a face to face format and in a hybrid setting, and taught at WSU tech (formerly WATC) as well. 


  • B.S. - Biological Science - Wichita State University
  • M.S. - Biological Science - Wichita State University


  • Fredsgaard, C., Moore, D.B., Chen, F., Clark, B.C., Schneegurt, M.A. (2017). Prevalence of Sucretolerant Bacteria in Common Soils and Their Isolation and Characteristics. Antonie van Leeuwenhoek, 110: 995.
  • Fredsgaard, C., Moore, D., Al Soudi, A., Crisler, J., Chen, F., Clark, B., & Schneegurt, M. (2017). Relationships between sucretolerance and salinotolerance in bacteria from hypersaline environments and their implications for the exploration of Mars and the icy worlds. International Journal of Astrobiology, 16(2), 156-162. doi:10.1017/S1473550416000240