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 Hopkins, Bloomberg School of Public Health, Baltimore, MD; Armin Alaedini, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Department of Medicine, Columbia University Medical Center, New York; Ying 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 University, Boston, 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 Missouri, St. Louis.