We are excited to introduce you to our guest this week: Dr. Felix Scholz from Infectolab-Americas. Dr. Scholz is a highly experienced researcher in infectious disease laboratory testing. He has is renowned worldwide as an expert in testing for Lyme disease among many others. We have a great conversation that I know you will learn from and enjoy.

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Dr. Scholz is the CEO of Infectolab-Americas. He previously served as Head of the Department of Immunology with an international lab in Wisconsin overseeing their Research and Development Department.

He has spearheaded numerous infectious disease and allergy testing projects and is an expert in assay platforms such as ELISPOT, ELISA, and Flow cytometry.

Dr. Scholz completed a Bachelor of Science in Germany in 2002 and a PhD in Cell Biology at the University of Kiel, Germany in 2006. He completed his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota (Department of Nephrology) between 2008-2009 where he was an integral part of their research department. He then pursued his Postdoctoral Fellowship at the Center for Immunology at the University of Minnesota.

Dr. Scholz has received numerous awards and grants from the University of Kiel, Germany and the University of Minnesota. He currently has six publications in peer-reviewed journals and six first-author presentations (oral and posters) at national and international conferences.

Dr. Scholz’s passion is research and development. He is dedicated to continuous growth in the field of immunology leading to improvements in the detection
and treatment of modern-day infection.

Dr. Scholz 02:44 Explains his background

Dr. Barrett 06:21 Changing the mouse genome

Dr. Scholz 06:41 The mouse knock out

Dr. Barrett 07:19 Specifics about Lyme Disease Testing

Dr. Scholz 07:45 Discusses the Elispot Testing

Dr. Scholz 09:31 T-cells, Epstein Barr

Dr. Barrett 12:35 What about reactivated EBV from COVID?

Dr. Scholz 13:25 Discusses co infections and immune response

Dr. Barrett 20:01 Your infection testing guidelines

Dr. Scholz 20:59 Looking at the bugs

Dr. Barrett 23:04 Latency in infections showing up in the testing

Dr. Scholz 23:27 The spawning fish analogy

Dr. Scholz 29:26 More nuances of testing

Dr. Barrett 34:49 They don’t know they have been bitten

Dr. Scholz 35:36 How to get going with their lab

Dr. Barrett 37:23 What about testing for long COVID?

Dr. Scholz 37:34 The testing is very tricky

Dr. Scholz 42:18 Testing and retesting