Speaker: Dr. Marc Orbach, PhD, Professor, School of Plant Sciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, AZ
Title: "“How a plant pathogen virulence factor led to a Valley Fever vaccine candidate”
Dr. Orbach is a professor of plant pathology in the College of Agriculture and Life Sciences. His focus is based on studying the ecological niche of the fungus that causes Valley Fever and the analysis of the global gene expression in Coccidioides posadasii during both saprobic and parasitic growth. In his analysis, he has been working with the Serial Analysis of Gene Expression (SAGE). His research interests also include the molecular genetics of fungal pathogenicity in animals and plants.
CONTACT: For more information, please email or call Andrew Pritchard or Myrna Seiter, (520) 626-6887.
This University of Arizona event is sponsored by the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Medicine, UA College of Medicine - Tucson. It is open to the public, particularly community physicians and other interested health-care professionals
University of Arizona College of Medicine - Tucson
1501 N. Campbell Ave., Room 6210
Tucson, AZ 85724