Alejandra Mandel, PhD

Research Specialist, Principal

Valley Fever Center for Excellence






Contact Information:

1295 N Martin Ave, Tucson, AZ 85721
(520) 626-9891

Research Interest:

Dr. Mandel’s current research has been focused on the mechanisms of the pathogenicity of Coccidioides species. With this goal, she has been able to develop tools for gene disruption in order to understand the genes’ relationship to virulence. She hopes to use her research to understand the transition from the organism’s state of inability to cause disease while in the soil to a state of being able to cause disease once inside a host.