Faculty seed grant (FTE is on my own time), funding ended December 2011 Research: developed isolation techniques for the select agent Coccidioides spp. that requires BSL3 laboratory and proceedures. Results and methods will be maintained as a trade secret and used to fund additional work and the Keating BSL3 laboratory. Service: Method of isolation will provide research, government and private sectors a less expensive alternative for exposure and ecological investigations. Training: I achieved sufficent training and experience to be given unrestricted access to conduct studies in the Keating BSL3 laboratory.
Joe Tabor was a contributor on this project but has since left the University of Arizona.