With Lyme dis­ease the fastest growing vector-​​borne ill­ness in the nation, the urgency of advancing research is greater than ever before. Lyme Research Alliance is awarding half a mil­lion dol­lars to fund six promising studies to find a reli­able diag­nostic test and effec­tive treat­ment options for Lyme and other tick-​​borne diseases.

The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), one of the nation’s leading pri­vate fun­ders of Lyme dis­ease research, today announced it will award six grants worth $500,000 to researchers focused on the epi­demi­ology of, and treat­ment and cure for Lyme and other tick-​​borne diseases.

The six grants were awarded to: Valeria C. Culotta, Ph.D., Pro­fessor of Bio­chem­istry and Mol­e­c­ular Biology, Johns Hop­kinsBloomberg School of Public HealthBal­ti­more, MDArmin Alae­dini, Ph.D., Assis­tant Pro­fessor, Depart­ment of Med­i­cine, Columbia Uni­ver­sity Med­ical Center, New YorkYing Zhang, MD, Ph.D., Pro­fessor of Mol­e­c­ular Micro­bi­ology and Immunology, Johns Hop­kins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Bal­ti­more, MD; Kim Lewis, Ph.D., Dis­tin­guished Pro­fessor and Director, Antimi­cro­bial Dis­covery Center, North­eastern Uni­ver­sityBoston, MA; Alla Landa, Ph.D., post­doc­toral research fellow, Depart­ment of Psy­chi­atry, Columbia Uni­ver­sity, New York, and Dr. Leticia Gutierrez, DVM, Ph.D. can­di­date, Biology Depart­ment, Uni­ver­sity of Mis­souriSt. Louis.


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