TGen North, located in Flagstaff, Arizona, is the heart of TGen's Pathogen and Microbiome Division. Led by Dr. Paul Keim, one of the world's foremost experts in dangerous infectious diseases, TGen North focuses on diagnostic, analytic, forensic, ecologic and epidemiologic research of microbes important to medicine, public health and biodefense. Dr. David Engelthaler, the former Arizona State Epidemiologist and Arizona Biodefense Coordinator, provides the day-to-day oversight of TGen North. 

In collaboration with Northern Arizona University (NAU), TGen North formed The Pathogen and Microbiome Institute (PMI), a mission-driven joint research institute that combines the translational genomics capacity of TGen with the academic genomic research focus of NAU to capitalize upon inter-institutional synergies and collaborative efforts.

From anthrax to Valley Fever to the human microbiome, we have the capability; therefore we have the responsibility.

In addition to our research, we are also an active community partner in terms of outreach and education. Through our STEM education and training activities, we are committed to being a vibrant member of the original STEM City. We’re proud to be the 2017 STEM Community Partner of the Year.

TEDx Talks - Dave Engelthaler

TEDx Talks - Dave Engelthaler

Connect the first world to the third world - As a genomic epidemiologist, Dave Engelt...

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Valley Fever P.A.W.S.

OUR MISSION

TGen North advances public health, clinical medicine and biodefense through targeted and global microbial genomics. Our faculty and staff value the opportunity to share our research with the great Flagstaff community through laboratory tours. To learn more, or sign up for a tour, please click here.

MICROBIOMICS

We apply advanced laboratory and computer technology to explore the human microbiome, the next frontier in our understanding of the relationship of microbes to human health and disease.

EMERGING PATHOGENS

Our global connectivity means that an infectious disease threat anywhere is a threat everywhere. We work closely with disease researchers and public health officials to understand the nature of new and emerging pathogens.

HOSPITAL-ACQUIRED INFECTIONS

We partner with health-care providers to characterize and track critical pathogens in hospitals and clinics, with a particular focus on the continual advancement of antibiotic resistance, allowing physicians to provide personalized therapy and prevent outbreaks.

BIODEFENSE

TGen North and Northern Arizona University work to support America’s biosecurity and protection from pathogens such as anthrax and plague, by collaborating with law enforcement, public health, military and intelligence communities.

DISEASE DETECTIVES

From strep to influenza to rare fungal infections, we have developed advanced capabilities to assist public health and healthcare officials investigating disease outbreaks in our backyard and around the world.

CONTACT US

3051 W Shamrell Blvd
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: (928) 226-6350

MEET OUR TEAM

Paul Keim
Paul Keim
Professor and Co-Director
Pathogen and Microbiome Division
David Engelthaler
David Engelthaler
Associate Professor and Co-Director
Pathogen and Microbiome Division
Lance B. Price
Lance B. Price
Associate Professor
Pathogen and Microbiome Division
John Altin
John Altin
Assistant Professor
Pathogen and Microbiome Division
Jolene Bowers
Jolene Bowers
Research Assistant Professor
Pathogen and Microbiome Division
Talima Pearson
Talima Pearson
Research Assistant Professor
Pathogen and Microbiome Division