Are Fungal Infections a Thing? Could "The Last of Us" Really Happen?

Felipe Santiago-Tirado, Ph.D.

Tuesday September 5th 2023 - 6:30 pm ET

Leighton Auditorium, Main Branch, St. Joseph County Public Library

Fungal infections are getting a lot of attention, like in the popular HBO series “The Last of Us.” But, can fungi kill you? Is a pandemic caused by fungal pathogens a real-life possibility? Could fungal infections turn people into fungi creatures? Are there treatments or a vaccine for these diseases?
Join Assistant Professor Felipe Santiago-Tirado, an expert on fungal pathogens, as he leads us through understanding the science behind the hit HBO show “The Last of Us” and explains what is the real threat of fungal pathogens.

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