Denis Denis

Microbiology, Immunology, and Pathology

About Denis

I am a Fulbright scholar from Indonesia and currently in the microbiology master program at Colorado State University. My research interests lie primarily in the flavivirus replication, pathogenesis, dengue molecular epidemiology, and flavivirus antiviral studies. I am currently investigating the role of Dusp11, a cellular phosphatase enzyme, and its interaction with flaviviruses. The goal of this study is to see whether flavivirus replication is affected in the absence of Dusp11. By understanding the role of Dusp11, it can give us insights on flavivirus replication dynamics inside our cells. I received my bachelor’s degree in biotechnology from Catholic University of Atma Jaya Indonesia. From then on, I have worked for five years at Eijkman Institute for Molecular Biology studying Dengue molecular surveillance and epidemiology in different cities of Indonesia. In my free time, I enjoy playing role playing games, travelling, and hiking.


BS, Biotechnology, Atma Jaya Catholic University of Indonesia, 2013


Santoso MS, Yohan B, Denis D, Hayati RF, Haryanto S, Trianty L, Noviyanti R, Hibberd ML, Sasmono RT. Diagnostic accuracy of 5 different brands of dengue virus non-structural protein 1 (NS1) antigen rapid diagnostic tests (RDT) in Indonesia. Diagn Microbiol Infect Dis. 2020 Oct;98(2):115116. doi: 10.1016/j.diagmicrobio.2020.115116.Nabila N, Suada NK, Denis D, Yohan B, Adi AC, Veterini AS, Anindya AL, Sasmono RT, Rachmawati H. Antiviral Action of Curcumin Encapsulated in Nanoemulsion against Four Serotypes of Dengue Virus. Pharm Nanotechnol. 2020;8(1):54-62. doi: 10.2174/2211738507666191210163408. Haryanto S, Yohan B, Santoso MS, Hayati RF, Denis D, Udjung GIVW, Herlambang, Kendarsari RI, Trimarsanto H, Sasmono RT. Clinical features and virological confirmation of perinatal dengue infection in Jambi, Indonesia: A case report. Int J Infect Dis. 2019 Sep;86:197-200. doi: 10.1016/j.ijid.2019.07.019. Epub 2019 Jul 26. PMID: 31357059.Kalalo LP, Trismiasih S, Denis D, Yohan B, Hayati RF, Haryanto S. Multiple Introductions of Dengue Virus Strains Contribute to Dengue Outbreaks in East Kalimantan, Indonesia. Virol J. 2019 Jul 25;16(1):93. doi: 10.1186/s12985-019-1202-0. Yohan B, Dhenni R, Hayati RF, Yudhaputeri FA, Denis D, Pamai YBP, Afida AM, Hutagalung IA, Haryanto S, Trimarsanto H, Myint KSA, Sasmono RT. Whole genome sequencing of Indonesian Dengue virus using next-generation sequencing. Indonesian Journal of Biotechnology. 2018 Dec 11. Vol 23(2): page 74 – 83. doi:10.22146/ijbiotech.38788.Kusmintarsih ES, Hayati RF, Turnip ON, Yohan B, Suryaningsih S, Pratiknyo H, Denis D, Sasmono RT. Molecular characterization of dengue viruses isolated from patients in Central Java, Indonesia. Journal of Infection and Public Health. 2017 Oct 19. pii: S1876-0341(17)30253-8. doi:10.1016/j.jiph.2017.09.019.