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Katie Blise (she/her)

  • Computational Biologist, Brenden-Colson Center for Pancreatic Care, School of Medicine


Research interests: single-cell spatial analyses of the tumor-immune microenvironment, computational precision oncology, machine learning

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2024, Oregon Health & Science University
    • B.A., 2015, Carleton College
  • Fellowship

    • T32 Predoctoral Fellow: Integrated Training in Quantitative and Experimental Cancer Systems Biology (2021-2023)

Honors and awards

  • ARCS Scholar (2018-2021)


Selected publications

  • Blise KE, Sivagnanam S, Betts CB, Betre K, Kirchberger N, Tate BJ, Furth EE, Dias Costa A, Nowak JA, Wolpin BM, Vonderheide RH, Goecks J, Coussens LM, Byrne KT. Machine learning links T-cell function and spatial localization to neoadjuvant immunotherapy and clinical outcome in pancreatic cancer. Cancer Immunol Res. 2024 Feb 21. doi: 10.1158/2326-6066.CIR-23-0873. Epub ahead of print. PMID: 38381401.
  • Blise KE, Sivagnanam S, Banik GL, Coussens LM, Goecks J. Single-cell spatial architectures associated with clinical outcome in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. NPJ Precis Oncol. 2022 Feb 25;6(1):10. doi: 10.1038/s41698-022-00253-z. PMID: 35217711; PMCID: PMC8881577.
  • Blise K, Cvitkovic MW, Gibbs NJ, Roberts SF, Whitaker RM, Hofmeister GE, Kohen D. A Theoretical Mechanistic Study of the Asymmetric Desymmetrization of a Cyclic meso-Anhydride by a Bifunctional Quinine Sulfonamide Organocatalyst. J Org Chem. 2017 Feb 3;82(3):1347-1355. doi: 10.1021/acs.joc.6b02320. Epub 2017 Jan 12. PMID: 27957844.


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