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Instructor of Biology
Full time

Hipkiss teaches Elementary Microbology lecture and lab, Human Body: Form and Function; Basis of Human Disease, and Introductory Biology I and II at Penn State Mont Alto. His teaching interests include general microbiology, immunology, evolutionary biology, the history of science, and basic laboratory techniques. He is currently looking at developing new, novel teaching laboratory exercises that better explain the principles of biology. In his previous career, he researched tumor immunology, specifically trying to trigger an anti-tumor immune response to prostate cancer.

Most Recent Publications

Grosso, J.F., M.V. Goldberg, D. Getnet, T.C. Bruno, H.R. Yen, K.J. Pyle, E. L. Hipkiss, D.A. Vignali, D.M. Pardoll, and C.G. Drake. 2009. Functionally distinct LAG-3 and PD-1 subsets on activated and chronically stimulated CD8 T Cells. Journal of Immunology 182(11):6659-69.

Wada, S., K. Yoshimura, E. L. Hipkiss, T.J. Harris, H.R. Yen, M.V. Goldberg, J.F. Grosso, D. Getnet, A.M. Demarzo, G.J. Netto, R. Anders, D.M. Pardoll, and C.G. Drake. 2009. Cyclophosphamide augments antitumor immunity: studies in an autochthonous prostate cancer model. Cancer Research 69(10):4309-18.

Getnet, D., C.H. Maris, E.L. Hipkiss, J.F. Grosso, T.J. Harris, H.R. Yen, T.C. Bruno, S. Wada S, A. Adler, R.W. Georgantas, C. Jie, M.V. Goldberg, D.M. Pardoll, and C.G. Drake. 2009. Tumor recognition and self-recognition induce distinct transcriptional profiles in antigen-specific CD4 T cells. Journal of Immunology 182(8)(April):4675-85.

Harris, T.J., E.L. Hipkiss, S. Borzillary, S. Wada, J.F. Grosso, H.R. Yen, D. Getnet, T.C. Bruno, M.V. Goldberg, D.M. Pardoll, T.L. DeWeese, and C.G. Drake CG. 2008. Radiotherapy augments the immune response to prostate cancer in a time-dependent manner. The Prostate 68(12)(September):1319-29.

Grosso, J.F., C.C. Kelleher, T.J. Harris, C.H. Maris, E.L. Hipkiss, A. De Marzo, R. Anders, G. Netto, D. Getnet, T.C. Bruno, M.V. Goldberg, D.M. Pardol, and C.G. Drake. 2007. LAG-3 regulates CD8+ T cell accumulation and effector function in murine self- and tumor-tolerance systems. Journal of Clinical Investigation 117(11)(November):3383-92.


M.S. in Biology, Shippensburg University, 2003

B.S. in Biology, York College of Pennsylvania, 2001


E-mail: elh11@psu.edu
Phone: 717-749-6218
Office: 207 Science Technology Building