Connect the first world to the third world - Dave Engelthaler

Connect the first world to the third world - Dave Engelthaler

As a genomic epidemiologist, Dave Engelthaler researches infectious diseases as part of his job, diseases like tuberculosis and valley fever. He shares why now is the time to connect first world technology advances to the rest of the world to help beat back the worst diseases of our time, like tuberculosis.

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David Engelthaler

David Engelthaler Ph.D.

Associate Professor and Co-Director
Pathogen and Microbiome Division

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Dave is an Associate Professor and the Director of TGen North, the infectious disease arm of the nonprofit Translational Genomics Research Institute. He oversees a number of research groups working on the development analytical tools to detect and characterize infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, valley fever, MRSA, and others. He has published more than 90 scientific papers on epidemiology, disease ecology, genetics, and microbiology and he has a dozen patented inventions. Dave received his Masters in Microbiology from Colorado State University and his PhD in Biology at Northern Arizona University.