Amy Piispanen

Amy Piispanen

Assistant Professor of Biology


  • B.S., Biology, Keene State College, 2003
  • Ph.D., Microbiology and Immunology, Geisel School of Medicine at Dartmouth, 2011


  • Microbiology
  • General Biology
  • Immunology
  • Parasitology
  • Biology of Aging
  • Genetics


  • Molecular mechanism of pathogenesis of the human fungal pathogen, Candida albicans.


Professional Memberships

  • American Society of Microbiology
  • American Association for the Advancement of Science
  • National Science Teachers Association

Conferences Attended

  • American Society of Microbiology Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, June 2016

Grants Received

  • NH-INBRE Pilot Project Grant, "Investigating the role of Ste50 in the morphogenesis and pathogenesis of the human fungal pathogen, Candida albicans"


  • Sigma Zeta Gamma Epsilon, National Sciences and Mathematics Honor Society, Advisor


Grahl, N., Demers, E., Lindsay, A.K., Harty, C.E., Willger, S.D., Piispanen, A.E., and Hogan, D.A. (2015) Mitochondrial activity and Cyr1 are key regulators of Ras1 activation of C. albicans virulence pathways. PLoS Pathog. 11(8): e1005133.doi10.1371/journal.ppat.1005133.

Piispanen, A.E., Grahl, N., Hollomon, J.M., Hogan, D.A. (2013) Regulated proteolysis of Candida albicans Ras1 is involved in morphogenesis and quorum sensing regulation. Mol.Micro. 89(1): 166-78.

Lindsay, A.K., Deveau, A., Piispanen, A.E., Hogan, D.A. (2012) Farnesol and cyclic AMP signaling effects on the hypha-to-yeast transition in Candida albicans. 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 Ras1 localization 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.