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 ~500,000 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.

Press Releases

May 28, 2024
Twin Cities Lyme Foundation and Bay Area Lyme Foundation Unite Efforts to Further Advance the Fight Against Tick-Borne Diseases

May 7, 2024
New Discovery Identifies “Don’t Eat Me” Protein that Allows Lyme Bacteria to Evade Body’s Immune Response

April 18, 2024
New Study Reveals Potential Treatment for Neurologic Lyme Disease

April 3, 2024
New Study Demonstrates Protein May Provide Protection Against Lyme Disease

November 21, 2023
Combination Antibiotic Therapies May Be Capable of Eradicating Lyme Disease, According to Investigational Study Funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation

November 1, 2023
Research Funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation Identifies New Investigational Therapy Regimen Capable of Irreversibly Damaging Lyme Bacteria in Laboratory Tests

October 26, 2023
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2024 Emerging Leader Award and Grant 

August 31, 2023
Research funded by Bay Area Lyme Foundation provides most comprehensive and geographically widespread whole genome sequencing of Lyme bacteria

June 13, 2023
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Celebrates Its 10th Anniversary with a Convergence of Scientists, Clinicians, Patients and Celebrity Talent

March 23, 2023
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Celebrates Department of Defense CDMRP Tick-borne Disease Awardees

March 9, 2023
National Lyme Clinical Trials Network Gains Its First West Coast Center, Thanks to $1M+ Donation from Bay Area Lyme Foundation

February 6, 2023
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Researcher Validates New Approach to Overcome Challenges of Lyme Disease Diagnosis in the Lab

October 25, 2022
New Study Finds American Dog Tick Populations Expanding into Colorado, and Identifies Rocky Mountain Wood Ticks in 5 More Counties Than Documented by CDC

October 19, 2022
Announcing our $150,000 Grant for Emerging Leaders in Lyme Disease Research

August 8, 2022
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Selects National Winners of the 2022 Emerging Leader Awards Aimed at Making Lyme Disease Easy to Diagnose and Simple to Cure

January 25, 2022
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Funds $8M in Tick-borne Disease Research During the Pandemic

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Tara DiMilia
Office: 908-947-0500 x 700
Mobile: 908-884-7024
Email: tara.dimilia@TMstrat.com


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