Karie Robertson, B.S., PhD (candidate) School of Molecular Sciences Biodesign Center for Applied Structural Discovery Arizona State University 2018 Poster Presentation Membrane-targeted expression of proteins from B. burgdorferi in E. coli for structural and functional studies Borrelia burgdorferi employs unique integral-membrane proteins and lipoproteins to masterfully manipulate and evade the host immune system. Additionally, […]
2018 Faculty Bios/Talk Summaries
Lyme & Other Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning The Corner Through Research
The Lyme Disease Association, Inc. with joint provider Columbia University, is holding its 19th annual scientific CME conference, Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases: Turning the Corner With Research. Brian Fallon, MD, Columbia University is Conference Director. It will be held at the Marriott Providence Downtown, Providence, RI on Saturday October 27 and Sunday October 28, 2018.
The conference is designed for physicians and researchers but the public is invited to register. 14.25 AMA PRA Category 1 CreditsTM will be offered by Columbia University to CME-registered physician attendees. The conference features faculty consisting of clinicians and researchers from across the US. Below are the speakers who have confirmed to date.
Liz Horn, PhD, MBI Poster Presentation Human Tissue Collection Program Principal Investigator Lyme Disease Biobank Portland, OR https://lymebiobank.org/ Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator, Lyme Disease Biobank 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 […]
Kavin Patel, MD Internal Medicine Rhode Island Hospital and Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence, RI email@example.com First Confirmed Case of Powassan Neuroinvasive Disease in Rhode Island (co-presenting with Dr. Reece) Dr. Kavin Patel is an internal medicine resident at Brown University and an aspiring infectious disease specialist. He works closely with Dr. Reece […]
Rebecca Reece, MD Assistant Professor of Medicine (Clinical) Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University Providence, RI firstname.lastname@example.org First Confirmed Case of Powassan Neuroinvasive Disease in Rhode Island (co-presenting with Dr. Patel) Dr. Rebecca Reece completed her internal medicine residency at West Virginia University and infectious disease fellowship at Brown University, where she has remained […]
Shannon Delaney, MD, MA Instructor in Psychiatry Director, Child and Adolescent Research and Evaluation at the Lyme & Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center Columbia University Medical Center New York, NY https://www.columbiapsychiatry.org/profile/shannon-l-delaney-md Borrelia Miyamotoi Exposure in a Clinical Population Dr. Delaney is a neuropsychiatrist at Columbia University Irving Medical Center who is co-investigator with Dr. Fallon on […]
Jon T. Skare, PhD Professor and Associate Head Dept. of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology Texas A&M University Bryan, TX https://medicine.tamhsc.edu/mpim/faculty/skare.html Pathogenesis-related features of Borrelia burgdorferi Jon Skare is Professor and Associate Head of the Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology in the College of Medicine at Texas A&M University. His research program has been funded […]
Thomas A. Platts-Mills, PhD, FRS Professor of Medicine and Microbiology Chief, Division of Asthma, Allergy & Immunology University of Virginia School of Medicine Charlottesville, VA https://med.virginia.edu/asthma-allergy-immunology/faculty-fellows/meet-the-chief/ Sensitization to Alpha-gal as a Consequence of Lone Star Tick Bites Thomas Platts-Mills is Professor of Medicine and Microbiology at the UVA School of Medicine. The son of a […]
William Robinson, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine (Immunology and Rheumatology) Staff Physician, VA Palo Alto Stanford University Palo Alto, CA http://robinsonlab.stanford.edu Protective and Pathogenic B Cell Responses in Lyme Disease The Robinson laboratory works in the fields of B cell biology, autoimmunity and inflammation. Dr. Robinson pioneered development of protein arrays, lipid arrays, and high-throughput […]
Joanna Buchthal, PhD (candidate) Project Manager, Mice Against Ticks MIT Media Lab Massachusetts Institute of Technology Boston, MA A scientist, entrepreneur, and designer, Joanna is currently pursuing her PhD in the Sculpting Evolution Group at the MIT Media Lab. Her research is focused on preventing Lyme and other tick-borne diseases by engineering heritably resistant white-footed […]
Jaroslav Flegr, PhD Professor of Ecology and Associate Professor of Parasitology National Institute of Mental Health Klecany, Czechia Faculty of Science, Charles University Prague, Czechia The Effect of Pet-Transmitted Diseases on the Mental and Physical Health of the General Population Jaroslav Flegr is an evolutionary biologist and evolutionary psychologist affiliated to Fac. of Science Charles […]