Microbiologist, Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.Biography
Dr. Amy M. Denison is a Microbiologist in the Infectious Diseases Pathology Branch of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, GA, where she develops and performs diagnostic assays to assess infectious diseases in formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded tissues. Much of her work has focused on viral respiratory diseases, especially influenza, as well as tick-borne diseases like Rickettsia rickettsii. As a postdoctoral fellow at the CDC, Dr. Denison studied the bacterium Coxiella burnetii, assessing genomic variation between different archived strains. Dr. Denison received her PhD degree in Molecular and Cellular Pathology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham, where she examined surface protein variation in Mycoplasma pulmonis.