iCubed’s Featured Researcher of the Month for May is research associate and data analyst Denise Hise.

Denise joined the Bioinformatics Core at iCubed in 2013 hoping to pursue a love of microbiology and immunology through immunoinformatics as applied to vaccines. She is currently working on Helicobacter pylori, MultiPath (Francisella tularensis, Burkholderia species), and epitope database construction.

In addition to her research responsibilities at iCubed, Denise also enjoys organizing an online course taught by Dr. Annie De Groot titled “Immunogenicity, Biologics and Vaccines.” She was instrumental in leading the class which featured students from several different countries.

Prior to iCubed, Denise held bioinformatics positions at the National Cancer Institute as well as in the pharmaceutical industry.  She has many years of experience in computer software development, specifically database design and implementation, and user interface construction/maintenance. Denise also spent eight years teaching biology and microbiology courses at several community colleges in Maryland.

Denise Hise holds dual master’s degrees in computer science (SUNY at Buffalo) and biomedical science (Hood College) and a bachelor’s degree in information systems management (Buffalo State College).