Investigating fundamental gaps in Valley Fever knowledge

Investigator: Anita Sil, MD, PhD
Sponsor: UC Multicampus Research Programs and Initiatives (MRPI)

Location(s): United States


The UC Valley Fever Research Initiative is a recently launched 4-year collaboration led by Dr. Anita Sil of UCSF to study the fundamental biology of the fungus and its pathogenicity. The 5-campus team (San Francisco, Riverside, Berkeley, Merced and San Diego) will use cuttingedge genomics and genetics technology to understand why and how the fungus infects people, and how the body’s immune system responds to infection.