Amy E. Piispanen, Ph.D.

Visiting Assistant Professor, Biology

Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Dartmouth Medical School
B.S., Biology, Keene State College

Courses Taught
Biology I
Biology II

Research Interests & Areas of Expertise
Microbiology, with a focus on human bacterial and fungal pathogens

Publications and Presentations

Piispanen, A.E., Grahl, N., Hollomon, J., Hogan, D.A., Regulated proteolysis of Candida albicans Ras1 is involved in morphogenesis and quorum sensing regulation. Mol.Micro. (In revision).

Lindsay, A.K., Deveau, A., Piispanen, A.E., Hogan, D.A. (2012) The effects of farnesol on the Candida albicans hypha-to-yeast transition in liquid and embedded conditions. Eukaryot. Cell, 11(10): 1219-    25.

Piispanen, A.E. and Hogan, D.A., (2012) Candida spp. in Microbial Populations and Communities: Molecular Interactions and Biological Importance.  In Candida and Candidiasis. C. J. Clancy and R. A. Calderone (Eds.), (2nd ed., pp: 317-330) Washington, D.C., ASM Press.     

Piispanen, A.E., Bonnefoi, O., Carden, S., Deveau, A., Bassilana, M., Hogan, D.A. (2011) The roles of Ras1localization during Candida albicans hyphal growth and farnesol response. Eukaryot. Cell, 10(11):1473-84.  

Deveau, A., Piispanen, A. E., Jackson, A. A., Hogan, D. A. (2010)  Farnesol induces hydrogen peroxide resistance in Candida albicans yeast by inhibiting the Ras-cyclic AMP signaling pathway. Eukaryot. Cell, 9(4); 569-77.

Piispanen AE, Hogan DA. (2008) PEPped up: Induction of Candida albicans virulence by bacterial cell wall fragments. Cell Host & Microbe, 4(1); 1-2.

Davis-Hanna, A., Piispanen, A.E., Stateva, L.I., Hogan, D.A. (2008) Farnesol and dodecanol effects on the Candida albicans Ras1-cAMP signaling pathway and the regulation of morphogenesis. Mol. Micro., 67(1): 47-62.

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