Episode 18: Stirring Up A Whole Lot of Research Around Valley Fever

David Engelthaler

David Engelthaler Ph.D.

Professor and Director
Pathogen and Microbiome Division

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TGen North, the infectious disease arm of TGen, focuses on how bacteria, viruses, fungi and parasites may affect human health in areas of clinical medicine, public health and public safety. In Episode 18 of TGen Talks, TGen North's Dr. David Engelthaler discusses Valley Fever. We learn why Arizona — with nearly 65% of all Valley Fever cases in the U.S. — is the perfect hotbed for research into this debilitating and potentially lethal disease, and how TGen North is tracking this warm-climate invader and adapting today's technology to provide much needed answers to this age-old problem.