Gene Scalarone is a Professor of microbiology at the Department of Biological Sciences at Idaho State University, Pocatello, ID, USA. Dr. Scalarone obtained his Ph.D. degree in immunology from the University of California, Berkeley, CA, USA, in 1970, and he has been at Idaho State University since 1980. His research activities, for approximately 45 years, have been associated with various aspects of fungal immunology, more specifically, research on the development of immunodiagnostic assays for the systemic fungal diseases (histoplasmosis, coccidioidomycosis, and blastomycosis). Most of his recent works with undergraduate and graduate students have been centered on comparative studies (antibody detection and antigen purification methods) with novel yeast phase lysate antigens prepared from human, animal, and environmental isolates of Blastomyces dermatitidis. Additional studies have been involved in using antibodies prepared from the lysate in antigen detection assays.
Biography Updated on 14 November 2013