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  • Lyme Research Alliance Awards $500,000 in Grants

    Newsday - 05/22/2013

    With Lyme disease the fastest growing vector-borne illness in the nation, the urgency of advancing research is greater than ever before. Lyme Research Alliance is awarding half a million dollars to fund six promising studies to find a reliable diagnostic test and effective treatment options for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

    The Lyme Research Alliance (LRA), one of the nation’s leading private funders of Lyme disease research, today announced it will award six grants worth $500,000 to researchers focused on the epidemiology of, and treatment and cure for Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

    The six grants were awarded to: Valeria C. Culotta, Ph.D., Professor of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, Johns HopkinsBloomberg School of Public HealthBaltimore, MDArmin Alaedini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New YorkYing Zhang, MD, Ph.D., Professor of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; Kim Lewis, Ph.D., Distinguished Professor and Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern UniversityBoston, MA; Alla Landa, Ph.D., postdoctoral research fellow, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York, and Dr. Leticia Gutierrez, DVM, Ph.D. candidate, Biology Department, University of MissouriSt. Louis.