New Bio5 chief discusses asthma, flu, treatment

November 8, 2009

By hammersmith

[Source: The Arizona Daily Star] – Dr. Fernando Martinez has accepted the post of director at the University of Arizona’s Bio5 Institute.
Martinez previously served as interim director and co-director of Bio5, which was created to bring together UA researchers in the five fields of agriculture, medicine, pharmacy, basic science and engineering.
Martinez, a renowned researcher in childhood respiratory diseases and director of the Arizona Respiratory Center, said his own research into childhood asthma demonstrates the collaborative approach of Bio5.
Some of the nation’s best known environmental biologists gather and examine dust from the homes of asthmatic children to extract bacteria, which is identified by cutting-edge geneticists, he said.