Andrew Alspaugh is a physician-scientist at Duke University School of Medicine with a clinical and research focus on infections in highly immunocompromised patients. Clinically, Dr. Alspaugh cares for patients with many types of immunocompromising disorders, including HIV infection and various types of transplantations. In his research laboratory Dr. Alspaugh specifically studies infections caused by pathogenic fungi, using molecular genetics to define cellular pathways used by these microorganisms to survive within the infected host. He is especially interested in uncovering how pathogenic fungi evade immune detection, often establishing dormant and chronic infections. In addition to his research, Dr. Alspaugh enjoys exploring innovative educational tools for teaching students about microbiology and infectious diseases.