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Alfredo M. Angeles-Boza, PhDRichard Horowitz, MD
Gregory Bach, DOJames Krueger, MD, PhD / Schutzer, MD
Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Marylynn Barkley, MD, PhDBenjamin Luft, MD
Effie E. Bastounis, PhDJoanna Lyon, MA
Manfred Bayer, MDAlan MacDonald, MD
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVMMark E. McCaulley, MD
Steve Burke, MDZhaid B.M. Niazi, MD / Charles Pavia, PhD
William V. Padula, OD
Joseph Burrascano, Jr, MDNikhat Parveen, PhD
Daniel Cameron, MDJose E. Petri, PhD
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Rick Ostfeld, PhD)Mario Phillip, MD
Nicole ChinniciSteven Phillips, MD
Kerry Clark, MPH, PhDMaria M. Picken, MD, PhD
Christine Ann Denny, PhDElizabeth Raveche, MD/ Schutzer, MD
Sam Donta, MDAaron Rybski, L.E.H.P.
Paul Duray, MDEva Sapi, PhD
Marina Eremeeva, MD, PhD, ScDRitchie Schoemaker, MD
Brian Fallon, MDH. Ralph Schumacher, MD / Bayer, MD
Karl Ford, PhDSteven Schutzer, MD
Martin Fried, MDTravis Taylor, PhD
David E. Fulford, PhDDavid Younger, MD
Andrea Gaito, MDElyes Zhioua, PhD
Alan R. Giese, PhDYing Zhang, MD
Dolores E. Hill, PhDJoshua Zimmerberg, MD, PhD




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Recipients (44)
Alfredo M. Angeles-Boza, PhDRichard Horowitz, MD
Gregory Bach, DOJames Krueger, MD, PhD / Schutzer, MD
Michael Lappin, DVM, PhD, DACVIM
Marylynn Barkley, MD, PhDBenjamin Luft, MD
Effie E. Bastounis, PhDJoanna Lyon, MA
Manfred Bayer, MDAlan MacDonald, MD
Edward Breitschwerdt, DVMMark E. McCaulley, MD
Steve Burke, MDZhaid B.M. Niazi, MD / Charles Pavia, PhD
William V. Padula, OD
Joseph Burrascano, Jr, MDNikhat Parveen, PhD
Daniel Cameron, MDJose E. Petri, PhD
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (Rick Ostfeld, PhD)Mario Phillip, MD
Nicole ChinniciSteven Phillips, MD
Kerry Clark, MPH, PhDMaria M. Picken, MD, PhD
Christine Ann Denny, PhDElizabeth Raveche, MD/ Schutzer, MD
Sam Donta, MDAaron Rybski, L.E.H.P.
Paul Duray, MDEva Sapi, PhD
Marina Eremeeva, MD, PhD, ScDRitchie Schoemaker, MD
Brian Fallon, MDH. Ralph Schumacher, MD / Bayer, MD
Karl Ford, PhDSteven Schutzer, MD
Martin Fried, MDTravis Taylor, PhD
David E. Fulford, PhDDavid Younger, MD
Andrea Gaito, MDElyes Zhioua, PhD
Alan R. Giese, PhDYing Zhang, MD
Dolores E. Hill, PhDJoshua Zimmerberg, MD, PhD

Facilities (32)
Allegheny Univ of the Health Sciences (PA)North Carolina State University
Boston University Medical Center (MA)Northeast Wildlife DNA Laboratory; Pike County Commissioners (PA)
Padula Institute of Vision Rehabilitation
Brigham & Woman’s Hospital (MA)Rockefeller University (NY)
Cary Institute of Ecosystem Studies (NY)
Colorado State University
Columbia Univ College of Physicians & SurgeonsScience Center University City (PA)
Edinboro University of PennsylvaniaShenandoah School of Pharmacy (VA)
Fox Chase Cancer Center (PA)Stony Brook University (NY)
Georgia Southern University Research & Service Fdn.Tulane Regional Primate Center (LA)
Jersey Shore Medical Center (NJ)University of California, Davis
Johns Hopkins University (MD)University of Connecticut
Kendall County Health Department (IL)University of Medicine & Dentistry of NJ
Lyndon State University (VT)University of New Haven (CT)
New York UniversityUniversity of North Florida
New York Medical CollegeUniversity of Pennsylvania
New York State Psychiatric InstituteUniversity of Rhode Island
University of South Dakota
NIH/NASA * (MD)University of Toledo (OH)
US Dept. of Agriculture (UDSA)




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Liotta, Lance A.

Lance A. Liotta, MD PhD
University Professor
Co-Director Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine
Medical Director Clinical Proteomics Lab
College of Science
George Mason University
Manassas, Virginia 

Shedding of urinary tick pathogen-specific proteins in patients with tick borne diseases

Dr. Liotta is a University Professor in the College of Science, George Mason University. He received the MD and PhD (Bioengineering) from Case Western Reserve University, and fulfilled his residency at the National Institutes of Health (NIH), where he initiated a research program that, to date, has yielded more than 700 publications (Highly Cited Investigator), and more than 100 issued or allowed patents. At NIH Dr. Liotta was Chief, Laboratory of Pathology, Chief, Section of Tumor Invasion and Metastasis, and Deputy Director of NIH under NIH Director Bernadine Healy. He and Dr. Emanuel Petricoin of the FDA set up the first NIH/FDA Clinical Proteomics Program. In 2005 Mason recruited Dr. Liotta, and Dr. Petricoin (co-Directors), and their distinguished scientific team, to create the Center for Applied Proteomics and Molecular Medicine (CAPMM). The Mission of CAPMM is to discover disease mechanisms, invent new technologies, educate the scientists of the future, and translate knowledge to help patients through prevention, early detection, and treatment. Dr. Liotta has invented and patented, along with his laboratory co-inventors, high-impact technologies in the fields of diagnostics; microdissection (Laser Capture Microdissection), and proteomics (Reverse Phase Protein Microarrays, Biomarker Harvesting Nanoparticles, Preservation chemistries tissue, and Protein Painting to discover drug targets), that have been used to make broad discoveries. The Laser Capture Microdissection prototype is in the Smithsonian Collection.The CAPMM team applies these technologies, for example, to markers for early stage disease, accurate diagnosis of Tuberculosis and Lyme disease (Dr. Alessandra Luchini), individualized therapy for primary and metastatic cancer (Dr. Mariaelena Pierobon, Dr. Julia Wulfkuhle), therapy of premalignant breast cancer as a strategy for prevention (Dr. Virginia Espina), and anaccredited CAP/CLIA diagnostic lab for patient testing. Dr. Liotta has received numerous scientific awards, including election to AIBME Fellows status, the Arthur S. Flemming Award, the NIH Award of Merit, the Surgeon General’s Medallion, and the 2015 Virginia SHEV award for Research and Scholarship.


Conference Lecture Summary

Post-treatment Lyme disease syndrome (PTLDS) defines a subset of patients who experience persistent symptoms following antibiotic therapy. The cause of PTLDS, and the appropriate treatment, is highly controversial because direct molecular evidence of pathogen persistence has not previously existed.We utilized mass spectrometry enhanced by nanotechnology to study pathogen-specific proteins shed in the urine of acute Lyme and PTLDS patients (analytical sensitivity = 2.5 pg/mL in urine). We analyzed 415 urine samples comprising 1) acute Lyme disease (LD, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention definition), 2) PTLDS patients defined according to the Infectious Disease Society of America guidelines, 3) diseased negatives (tuberculosis and HIV), and 4) healthy controls. Our target pathogens were BorreliaBabesiaAnaplasmaRickettsiaEhrlichiaBartonella, Francisella, Powassan virus, encephalitis virus, and Colorado tick fever virus. Specificity was ensured by a 3-tier authentication algorithm requiring 100% amino acid sequence identity with tick-pathogen proteins, evolutionary taxonomic verification for related pathogens, and lack of overlap with human or other organisms.




DE Legislature Declares Lyme Awareness Month

Delaware Legislature Declares Lyme Awareness Month

By passing Delaware House of Rep. Concurrent Resolution #79, the Delaware legislature declared May 2016 as Lyme Disease Awareness month. The legislature sent the resolution to the Lyme Disease Association, a provision included in the resolution, which has posted it here online. Rep. Schwartzkopf and Rep. D. Short are the Hourse sponsors and Sen. Lopez is the Senate sponsor. Thank you Delaware legislators! Click Here for DE Resolution




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2018 Annual Scientific Conference: Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner Through Research

2018 FacultySpeakersUpdated loThe Lyme Disease Association held its 19th annual scientific conference, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner Through Research, on October 27 & 28, 2018 in Providence, RI at the landmark Marriott Providence Downtown hotel. Once again, this educational conference was held jointly by Columbia University and the LDA.

This conference was designed for medical & health professionals & researchers, but it was also open for registration to the general public. Adults only. Scholarships for conference/transportation were made available for medical students, residents, post-doctoral candidates, fellows, veterinarians with equivalent status to the above, and nurse practitioner candidates.

Topics of the conference were: phase 1 of a post-mortem study on Borrelia & the brain, new treatments for Borrelia persisters, biomarkers of Lyme, metabolomic features of chronic illness, Lyme research updates, B cell responses in Lyme, Lyme pathogenesis, small fiber peripheral neuropathy, Borrelia immune evasion and persistence, alpha-gal meat allergy, serologic diagnosis of TBD, invasive longhorn tick in the US, genetic modifications of ticks, genetically modified mice, Babesia treatments, Powassan, cancer research & the diagnosis and treatment of TBD; Borrelia miyamotoi, prevention strategies and vaccine development; Bartonella; other tick-borne diseases, and concurrent TBD case report & literature review.

The conference lectures included:

Longhorn.Tick.SpreadingRobert Naviaux, MD, PhD, University of California San Diego School of Medicine, Metabolomic Features of Chronic Illness – Lessons from Gulf War Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome; Claudia Molins, PhD, CDC, Use of Metabolic Profiles as Diagnostic and Prognostic Biomarkers of Lyme Disease; John Aucott, MD, Johns Hopkins University, Updates on Research in Lyme Disease; Rafal Tokarz, PhD, Columbia, Novel Approaches to Serologic Diagnosis of TBD; William Robinson, MD, PhD, Stanford University, Protective and Pathogenic B Cell Responses in Lyme Disease; Neil Spector, MD, Duke University, Applying the Lessons From Cancer Research to the Diagnosis and Treatment of TBD;Jon Skare, PhD, Texas A&M University, Pathogenesis-related features of Borrelia burgdorferi; Utpal Pal, PhD, University of Maryland, Immune Evasion of Lyme Disease Agents; James Occi, PhD (candidate), Rutgers University, The Discovery of the “Asian long-horned tick,” Haemaphysalis longicornis, in New Jersey: A Combination of Perserverance, Luck and the Joy of Tick Collecting.”

Joanna Buchthal, PhD (candidate), MIT, Genetically Modified Mice; Thomas Platts-Mills, PhD, FRS, UVA School of Medicine, Sensitization to Alpha-gal as a Consequence of Lone Star Tick Bite; Beatrice Szantyr, MD, FAAP, Internal Medicine, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine, Lyme Disease – An Ounce of Prevention: Survey of the Evidence for Prevention Strategies in Lyme Disease; Kim Lewis, PhD, Northeastern University, Developing Therapies for Treating Lyme Disease; Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD, Yale University, Targeting the Achilles Heel of Babesia Parasites’ Mode of Survival Within Human Red Blood Cells; Anne Oaklander, MD, PhD, Harvard University, Small-Fiber Peripheral Neuropathy: A Pathway for Some Patients.

Monika Gulia-Nuss, PhD, University of Nevada, Generating Transgenic Ticks for Ticks and Tick-borne Disease Management; Shannon Delaney, MD, Columbia University, Borrelia Miyamotoi Exposure in a Clinical Population; Kavin Patel, MD & Rebecca Reece, MD, Brown University, First Confirmed Case of Powassan Neuroinvasive Disease in Rhode Island; Elizabeth Maloney, MD (Conference Planning Committee) President, Partnership for Tick-Borne Diseases Education, Concurrent Tick-borne Illnesses: A Case Report and Review of the Literature; Brian Fallon, MD, MPH (Conference Director), Columbia University, Borrelia and the Brain Phase 1 of a Post-Mortem Study, Jaroslav Flegr, National Institute of Mental Health, Czechia, The Effect of Pet-Transmitted Diseases on the Mental and Physical Health of the General Population.

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Pat Smith, President, Lyme Disease Association & Brian Fallon
Oct. 27 & 28, 2018, LDA/Columbia Annual Scientific Conference (LDA file photo)

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