Board of Directors

David Engelthaler 
Board Member
Director, TGen North​ 

Dave is director of TGen North, part of the non-profit Translational Genomics Research Institute. TGen North is focused on advancing public health and clinical medicine  through microbial genomics. Besides directing the day-to-day operations at TGen North, Dave is an Associate Professor and oversees a number of research groups working on developing tools to detect and analyze infectious diseases such as tuberculosis, valley fever, MRSA, plague, anthrax and others. He is also the co-founder of PathoGene LLC, a Flagstaff company developed to transform mid to late stage diagnostic intellectual property into market-ready assays.


Dave was previously the Arizona State Epidemiologist and the Arizona Biodefense Coordinator. He has over twenty years experience in public health related research, including ten years with the Arizona Department of Health Services and three years with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working with such diseases as plague and tularemia. He has published numerous papers on epidemiology, disease ecology, genetics, and microbiology. Dave got his undergraduate in Biology at Northern Arizona University has a Master’s Degree in Microbiology from Colorado State University, and finally returning to NAU for his PhD. in Molecular Epidemiology.  Dave sits on the Boards of NACET and the Arizona STEM Network.


Dave and his bride of over twenty years, DeAnn, are the lucky  parents of two lovely teenage girls and their little brother, who loves football and math. They are proud to be part of the Flagstaff Community.