James L. Occi, PhD (candidate) Research Teaching Specialist RNJMS Center for Vector Biology, Department of Entomology Rutgers University Newark, NJ The Discovery of the “Asian long-horned tick,” Haemaphysalis longicornis, in New Jersey: A Combination of Perseverance, Luck and the Joy of Tick Collecting” James (Jim) Occi is a microbiologist who has been involved in searching […]
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.
Utpal Pal, PhD Professor & Director, VMSC Graduate Program Veterinary Medicine University of Maryland College Park , MD https://vetmed.umd.edu/about/faculty/utpal-pal https://agnrfacultystaff.umd.edu/upal Immune Evasion of Lyme Disease Agents Dr. Utpal Pal, PhD, is a Professor and Director of Veterinary Medical Sciences graduate program at the University of Maryland, College Park. For more than two decades, Pal laboratory […]
Robert K. Naviaux, MD, PhD Professor of Medicine, Pediatrics, Pathology, and Genetics The Mitochondrial and Metabolic Disease Center University of California, San Diego School of Medicine San Diego, CA naviauxlab.ucsd.edu biochemgen.ucsd.edu Metabolomic Features of Chronic Illness—Lessons from Gulf War Illness and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome Dr. Naviaux is the founder and co-director of the Mitochondrial and […]
Beatrice M. Szantyr, MD, FAAP Internal Medicine Pediatrics and Adolescent MedicineLincoln, ME Lyme Disease – An Ounce of Prevention: Survey of the Evidence for Prevention Strategies in Lyme Disease Dr. Beatrice Szantyr, a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics and member of the American College of Physicians, has been board certified in both internal […]
Choukri Ben Mamoun, PhD Associate Professor Department of Internal Medicine & Department of Microbial Pathogenesis Section of Infectious Diseases Yale School of Medicine New Haven, CT https://medicine.yale.edu/micropath/people/choukri_benmamoun-2.profile Targeting the Achilles Heel of Babesia Parasites’ Mode of Survival Within Human Red Blood Cells Choukri Ben Mamoun is an Associate Professor at Yale with a primary appointment […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]