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About Denise G. Wingett

Dr. Denise G. Wingett earned a B.S. in Chemistry from Boise State University, a Ph.D. in Biophysics and Biochemistry from Washington State University, and then returned to Boise State as faculty in 2003. She now serves as professor in the Department of Biological Sciences and director of the Biomolecular Ph.D. program. In addition, she serves as affiliate faculty at the University of Washington School of Medicine, and as a Research Associate at Mountain States Tumor and Medical Research Institute here in Boise.
The overall focus of her research investigates how the immune system is involved in the pathogenesis of human diseases, including asthma, autoimmunity and cancer, and novel ways to treat disease including nanotechnology based approaches.

Positions

2010 - Present Department Chair, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences
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2010 - Present Director, Biomolecular Sciences Ph.D. Program, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences
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2010 - Present Professor, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences
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2006 - Present Affiliate Faculty, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington ‐ School of Medicine
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1998 - Present Research Associate, Mountain States Tumor and Medical Research Institute
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Present Graduate Studies Coordinator, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences
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2007 - 2010 Associate Professor, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences
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2003 - 2007 Assistant Professor, Boise State University Department of Biological Sciences
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2002 - 2006 Research Assistant Professor, Division of Gerontology and Geriatric Medicine, University of Washington ‐ School of Medicine
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Curriculum Vitae



Research Interests


Grants

2010 - 2013 Preferential Cytotoxic Actions of Metal Oxide Nanoparticles Against Cancer
National Institutes of Health/National Cancer Institute
Role: Principal Investigator
$211,500
2009 - 2012 MRI: Acquisition of an LC-MS for Multidisciplinary Research and Education
National Science Foundation
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
$676,964
2010 - 2011 Development of a Biomolecular Immunology Lab Course: Integrating Advanced Technology, Bioinformatics, and 3-D Molecular Visualization
Idaho State Board of Education
Role: Principal Investigator
$19,800
2009 - 2011 DNA Safeguard
Department of Defense
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
$96,944
2009 - 2011 Development of a West Nile Vaccine
Department of Defense
Role: Co-Principal Investigator
$960,000
2009 - 2010 Development of a Biomolecular Immunology Lab Course
Idaho State Board of Education
Role: Principal Investigator
$104,900
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Professional Service and Affiliations

2005 - 2010 Council Board Member, Mountain States Tumor and Medical Research Institute, St. Luke’s Hospital, Boise, ID
2009 - 2009 Study Section (ad hoc), Center for Scientific Review SBIR/STTR, Small Business: Arthritis, Connective Tissue and Skin (ACTS)
2004 - 2006 Member, Central Idaho Asthma Coalition
2001 - 2003 Member, Research and Development Committee, Boise VAMC
2001 - 2002 Member, University Washington Human Subjects Review Committee (IRB), Seattle, Washington
2000 - 2001 Chairperson, Research and Development Committee, Boise VAMC
2000 - 2001 Chairperson, Scientific Review Subcommittee, Boise VAMC
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Honors and Awards

  • 1993-1995 - National Research Service Award, Department of Health and Human Services, Washington State University
  • 2008 - Women Making Herstory Award, Boise State University Women’s Center
  • 2008 - Women of the Year, Idaho Business Review
  • 2008 - Health Care Hero Honoree, Educator Category, Idaho Business Review
  • 2010 - Finalist (with Alex Punnoose), Early Stage Innovation of the Year, “Novel Nanoparticles That Kill Cancer Cells”, Idaho Innovation Awards

Courses

  • BIOL 297 Intro to Bioinformatics
  • BIOL 310 Cell Biology
  • BIOL 420/420G Immunology
  • BIOL 446/546 Bioinformatics
  • BIOL 466/566 Advanced Topics in Cancer and Immunology
  • BIOL 497/597Advanced Topics in Immunology
  • BIOL 498/598 Infection and Immunity
  • BIOL 497/597 Immunology Laboratory
  • BIOL 497/597 Flow Cytometry Research Techniques

Education

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1991 Ph.D. - Biochemistry, Washington State University
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1989 M.S. - Biochemistry, Washington State University
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1986 B.S. - Chemistry, Boise State University
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Contact Information

E-mail: denisewingett@boisestate.edu



Articles (17)

Patents (2)

Presentations (2)

Student Mentored Works (1)