2011 LDA Conference Course Faculty


Brian A. Fallon, MD
Co-Course Director

Professor of Clinical Psychiatry
Director, Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center,
Director, Center for the Study of Neuroinflammatory Disorders & Biobehavioral Medicine,
Columbia University Medical Center
NYS Psychiatric Institute
New York, New York


Richard Marconi, PhD

Co-Course Director
Professor, Department of Microbiology and Immunology
The Center for the Study of Biological Complexity
Medical College of Virginia at Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia


John Aucott, MD
Instructor in Medicine, Johns Hopkins Hospital
Principal Investigator, SLICE Study
Johns Hopkins at Greenspring Station
Lutherville, Maryland


Co-director, Rhinebeck Health Center
Rhinebeck, New York


Jason A. Carlyon, PhD
Assistant Professor of Microbiology and Immunology
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia


J. William Costerton, PhD, FRSC
Director, Microbial Research
Department of Orthopedics
Director, Biofilm Research
Center for Genomic Sciences
Allegheny-Singer Research Institute
Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania


Josep Dalmau, MD, PhD
Associate Professor of Neurology
Director, Division of Neuro-oncology
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania


Ingeborg Dziedzic, MD
Assistant Professor, Montefiore Medical Center in the Bronx
Ophthalmologist, Northern Westchester Hospital
Pleasantville, New York


Christopher G. Earnhart, PhD
Microbiologist, Postdoctoral Fellow, Marconi Laboratory
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Medical College of Virginia
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, Virginia


Andrea Gaito, MD
Board of Directors and Ethics Committee Chairman, ILADS.
Private Practice
Basking Ridge, NJ


Robert S. Lane, PhD
Professor Emeritus of Medical Entomology,
Professor of the Graduate School
Division of Organisms and Environment
Department of Environmental Science, Policy & Management
University of California at Berkeley
Berkeley, California

Elizabeth Maloney, MD
Family Practitioner
Wyoming, Minnesota


M. Karen Newell Rogers, PhD
Raleigh R. White, Jr. Endowed Professor of Surgical Research
Scott & White Health Care System
Professor, Texas A&M Health Science Center
Temple, Texas


Eva Sapi, PhD
Associate Professor and University Research Scholar
Director of the Lyme Disease Research Program
Department of Biology and Environmental Science
University of New Haven
West Haven, Connecticut


Dr. med. vet. Reinhard K. Straubinger, PhD
Professor for Bacteriology and Mycology
Bacteriology and Mycology
Institute for Infectious Diseases and Zoonoses
Faculty of Veterinary Medicine
Ludwig-Maximilians-University Munich
München, Germany


Vijay Thadani, MD, PhD
Professor of Neurology
Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center
Lebanon, New Hampshire


Andrew W. Walter, MS, MD
Associate Professor of Pediatrics
Thomas Jefferson University
Jefferson Medical College
Pediatric Hematology/Oncology and Neuro-oncology
A. I. duPont Hospital for Children
Wilmington, Delaware


Robert Yolken, MD
Director, Stanley Neurovirology Laboratory
Ted and Vada Stanley Distinguished Professor of Pediatrics
The Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine
Stanley Division of Developmental Neurovirology
Baltimore, Maryland