Advisory Panel Members
David M. Engelthaler: Director, Programs and Operations TGEN North
In addition to directing the day-to-day operations at TGen North, David Engelthaler oversees research on tools for detecting and analyzing infectious diseases such as influenza, valley fever, MRSA, cholera, plague, anthrax, and others. David also cofounded PathoGene LLC, where he helped transform mid- to late-stage diagnostic intellectual property into market-ready assays. He recently served as the Arizona State Epidemiologist and Arizona Biodefense Coordinator. His 18 years of experience in public health research includes 10 years with the Arizona Department of Health Services and 3 years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. He has published numerous papers on epidemiology, disease ecology, genetics, and microbiology. David has briefed the Arizona legislature and has testified before Congress. He continues to work closely with state, federal, and international health agencies. David received his undergraduate in biology at NAU and his master’s in microbiology from Colorado State University. He currently holds a research faculty position at NAU. In addition to the Arizona Biomedical Research Commission, Dave sits on the Coconino County Health Advisory Board and a number of nonprofit boards and committees.