Dr. David Engelthaler: Pathogen Paleo-epidemiology from Pangea to Present

We will travel through time and space as he explains the impact that natural disasters, such as tectonic shifts, killer meteors, and Teddy Roosevelt can have on us through organisms we can’t see.

 

 

Before science, natural disasters or illnesses of unseen organisms were thought to be caused by the wrath of angry gods. Now, using the modern-day sciences of next generation genomics, shoe leather epidemiology, paleontology, geology and modern anthropology, we can trace the movements of pathogens from the distant past to the present. We can even predict future possible dispersal.

Join us as our speaker, Dr. David Engelthaler, Director of the infectious disease arm of the non-profit organization, Translational Genomics Research Institute (T-Gen) North, takes us on an adventure that follows the journey of the fungi that cause diseases like Valley Fever and cryptococcosis. We will travel through time and space as he explains the impact that natural disasters, such as tectonic shifts, killer meteors, and Teddy Roosevelt can have on us through organisms we can’t see. 

The meeting is free and open to the public. Doors open at 9:00 am for socializing with an optional Continental breakfast available for a $5 donation. The meeting begins at 10:00 am.

A Children's Program is available during the Speaker Meeting. Please see the HSGP Meetup for the Children's Program at this meeting for more information and to RSVP with the number of children attending.

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May 5th, 2019 10:00 AM   through   12:00 PM
627 W RIO SALADO PKWY
HUMANIST CENTER
MESA, AZ 85201-4009
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