About Bay Area Lyme Foundation
Bay Area Lyme Foundation is a national nonprofit organization providing philanthropic capital and research support to accelerate medical breakthroughs for Lyme disease. Lyme is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the country with over 329,000 new cases each year and yet Lyme research is dramatically underfunded. Our aim is to transform the research landscape and engage the private sector in order to produce reliable diagnostics and treatments that work.
The organization was founded in late 2011 by a group of ambitious entrepreneurs and community leaders from Silicon Valley, each fueled by the passion of having personally suffered or nursed a loved one through the debilitating disease. Alarmed by the lack of answers and public awareness about Lyme, the team saw an opportunity to mobilize the research community and engage the private sector with new approaches and collaborations.
See About Us for more about our approach.
August 23, 2018
Research Supported by Bay Area Lyme Foundation Shows Lower Immune Response Leads To Persistent Lyme Disease Symptoms
July 12, 2018
Citizen-Scientist Study is First to Find Ticks Capable of Carrying Lyme Disease in 83 U.S. Counties Where Previously Undetected
May 16, 2018
Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid 2018 Raises $1.1 Million for Lyme Disease Research
May 14, 2018
George Church, Ph.D., Ting Wu, Ph.D., Steven E. Phillips, M.D. and Michal Caspi Tal, Ph.D., Named Recipients of Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 2018 Emerging Leader Award
December 21, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Sees Turning Point for Lyme Disease in 2017
December 13, 2017
New Study Finds Lyme Bacteria Survive a 28-day Course of Antibiotics When Treated Four Months After Infection by Tick Bite
December 5, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Now Accepting Applications for $450,000 in Emerging Leader Award Research Grants
July 11, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Awards Grants to Researchers Exploring Novel Ways to Detect, Treat Lyme Disease
May 22, 2017
Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid 2017 Raises $850,000 to Boost Lyme Disease Research
January 23, 2017
New National Lyme Disease Biobank Aims to Accelerate Lyme Disease Research by Making Lyme Patient Samples From the East Coast, West Coast and Midwest Available to Researchers
November 28, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Highlights Growth of Scientific Lyme Community in 2016
October 12, 2016
New Pathogen Discovered By Researchers Who Discovered Lyme – But Was Not Reported
October 10, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces Winners of “Lyme Innovation” Hackathon Honored at White House Event
October 4, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Increases Annual ‘Emerging Leader Award’ Grants to $350,000 for Lyme Disease Research
June 24, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Announces Finalists of “Lyme Innovation” Hackathon
June 13, 2016
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Sponsors Massachusetts General Hospital Forum to Address Challenges of Lyme Disease
May 9, 2016
American Ninja Warrior Elet Hall Educates about Lyme Disease Risks
May 3, 2016
Philanthropists and Scientists Collaborate to Increase the Pace of Lyme Disease Research, Raising $815,000 at LymeAid 2016
April 19, 2016
Experts Hack for Lyme Disease Solutions in Boston and Berkeley
More releases in our News Archives on our Blog.
Office: 908-947-0500 x 700
To receive our press releases and news distribution, email us here.
To subscribe to our quarterly newsletter, subscribe here.
Follow us on Twitter
Connect with us on Facebook