Doreen Alberg & Denise BlankPoster PresentationImproved Diagnostics for Lyme Borreliosis Using a New Stripe Immunoblot Test SystemSharon Hospital LaboratorySharon, CT 2017 Poster Presentation Improved Diagnostics for Lyme Borreliosis Using a New Stripe Immunoblot Test System Introduction: Lyme Borreliosis, caused by the spirochete Borrelia burgdorferi, is the most commonly reported vector-borne infection in the United […]
2017 Faculty Bios/Talk Summaries
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 18th annual scientific CME conference, Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: What Clinicians Need to Know about an Expanding Epidemic. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Hilton Hotel, Penns Landing, Philadelphia, PA on Saturday September 23 and Sunday September 24, 2017.
The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register. 14.5 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM are offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features twenty faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US. Below are the speakers who have confirmed to date.
Adaeze O. Izuogu, PhDPoster PresentationThe Innate Antiviral Response in Peromyscus leucopus Confers a Potent Restriction to Tick-Borne FlavivirusesDept. of Medical Microbiology & ImmunologyU of Toledo Coll of Med & Life SciToledo, OH Adaeze Izuogu is a biomedical research scientist with over 6 years of bench work experience in the study of infectious diseases. She currently […]
Liz Horn, PhD, MBIPoster PresentationHuman Tissue CollectionPrincipal InvestigatorLyme Disease BiobankPortland, OR https://lymebiobank.org/ Liz has spent more than a decade building research initiatives and collaborations with non-profit organizations, with a focus on registries and biobanks. She has been working in Lyme disease since 2013 and was part of the team that launched the Lyme Disease Biobank. […]
Liz Horn, PhD, MBIPoster PresentationBiorepositories Principal InvestigatorLyme Disease BiobankPortland, OR https://lymebiobank.org/ Liz has spent more than a decade building research initiatives and collaborations with non-profit organizations, with a focus on registries and biobanks. She has been working in Lyme disease since 2013 and was part of the team that launched the Lyme Disease Biobank. The […]
Patricia V. Smith, BAPresident, Lyme Disease Association, Inc.Advisory Board Member, Columbia University Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research CenterProgrammatic Panel Member, TBD Research Program, DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research ProgramConference Organizer/Program Committee, Jackson, NJ Welcome/Overview of Lyme/Introductions Patricia V. Smith, a Monmouth University graduate, is in her 20th year as President of the all-volunteer run national […]
Ying Zhang, MD, PhDProfessor, Department of Molecular Biology and Immunology,Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore, MD www.jhsph.edu/faculty/directory/profile/786/ying-zhang Persisters Dr. Ying Zhang is Professor at Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. Dr. Zhang is a leader in drug resistance research and has made major contributions to our modern […]
Saravanan Thangamani, MSc, PhDAssociate Professor, Department of Pathology;Vice-Chair, Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee;Director, Insectary Services CoreDirector, Arthropod Containment Laboratories University of Texas Medical BranchGalveston, TXwww.thangamani-lab.com Powassan Virus: An Emerging Tick-Borne Virus of Public Health Concern in North America Saravanan Thangamani is an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology at the University of Texas […]
Sam R. Telford III, ScDProfessor, Infectious Diseases and Global HealthTufts UniversityNorth Grafton, MA http://vetprofiles.tufts.edu/faculty/sam-r-telford-iii Babesia microti, B. duncani, & B. miyamotoi Sam Telford is an epidemiologist focusing on arthropod-transmitted infections. He received his BA in ecology and evolution from Johns Hopkins in 1983; MS in tropical public health (1987) and ScD in parasitology (1990; ecology […]
Travis Taylor, PhDAssistant ProfessorDepartment of Medical Microbiology and ImmunologyUniversity of Toledo Health Science CampusToledo, OHhttp://www.utoledo.edu/med/depts/micro/faculty/Travis_Taylor.html Host-Specific Antiviral Responses to the Tick-Borne Flaviviruses: Powassan and TBEV Currently Dr. Taylor’s research focuses on the arthropod-transmitted members of the Flaviviridae family. Flaviviruses are globally significant human pathogens including dengue virus (DENV), West Nile virus (WNV) and the TBEV […]
Eva Sapi, PhD Professor and Department Chair Director of Lyme Disease Program Department of Biology and Environmental Science University of New Haven West Haven, CT www.newhaven.edu Biofilms and Lyme Disease Dr. Sapi received her Ph.D. degree in Genetics from the University of Eotvos Lorand (Budapest Hungary). She is a Professor and Department Chair at the […]