At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.
ELA Award Winner, Chase Beisel
“CRISPR Technology: a New Approach to Eradicating Borrellia”
Dr. Chase Beisel is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University who was recognized earlier this year with one of Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s prestigious Emerging Leader Awards. This honor is in recognition of and support for his lab’s novel work exploring CRISPR technology as a potential treatment for Lyme infections. Read more.
ELA Award Winner, Britton Grasperge
“Tick Saliva and Borrelia Spirochetes: a Novel Approach to Lyme Diagnostics”
Dr. Britton Grasperge is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He was the recipient of the Alexandra Cohen Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Grasperge’s project is entitled “Identification of Tick Chemoattractant(s) for Borrelia burgdorferi.” His goal is to design better diagnostics and to improve therapeutics for post-treatment Lyme disease patients who continue to have lingering symptoms even after having been treated. Read more.
Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments
Ensuring that dollars granted go to the projects with the greatest potential impact and results deliver on promises
Thanks to the generous support of a private donor, 100% of funds raised go directly to research and prevention programs
Providing tools and resources to help connect the innovators in the field and speed solutions to market
Ensuring accurate and reliable information is available to the public through digital, print, and social media, and community programs. Learn more.
Reported Cases of Lyme Disease
There are over 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year and it has been reported in 49 of 50 states and 65 countries worldwide. It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US.Learn more about this infectious disease