George R. Thompson, MD
Associate Director, Coccidioidomycosis Serology Laboratory
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology
Department of Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases
University of California- Davis
Davis, CA USA
Dr. George R Thompson completed his medical degree at the University of Missouri and his internal medicine residency and infectious disease fellowship at the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio, Texas and is a member of Alpha Omega Alpha. He is Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of California, Davis, School of Medicine with a joint appointment in the Departments of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, and Internal Medicine, Division of Infectious Diseases. Dr. Thompson specializes in the care of patients with invasive fungal infections and has research interest in fungal diagnostics and host immunogenetics. His current research focuses on the host-pathogen interaction of humans and both Coccidioides spp. (the agent of “Valley Fever”), and Cryptococcus spp. Dr. Thompson has substantial expertise in the care of patients with fungal diseases and co-chairs the Mycoses Study Group Education and Research Consortium Education Committee which is responsible for the dissemination of materials and knowledge to clinicians across the country to improve the care of patients with fungal infections. He additionally was recently appointed to the Coccidioidomycosis Study Group and the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA) Journal Club providing editorials in the monthly internationally disseminated IDSA Newsletter.