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

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

December 6, 2021
Calling All Scientists: Bay Area Lyme Foundation Now Accepting Applications for 2022 Emerging Leader Award 

October 20, 2021
Citizen Scientist Study Fuels Launch of First Series of Interactive U.S. County Maps of Ticks Carrying Diseases

September 21. 2021
Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid® Brings Together an Enthusiastic Crowd to Celebrate Momentum in Infectious Disease Research

August 5, 2021
Herbal Medicines Demonstrate Potency Against Bartonella, a Disease-causing Pathogen, According to New Lab Study

July 14, 2021
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Partners with American Junior Golf Association to Provide Critical Education About Tick-borne Disease

July 6/ 2021
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Selects National Winners of the 2021 Emerging Leader Awards to Advance Research for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme Disease

April 23, 2021
Ticks Carrying Disease Found to Be Abundant in Beach Areas, Similar to Woodlands, According to New Study

March 9, 2021
Five Herbal Medicines Potent Against Tick-Borne Disease Babesiosis in Lab, Says New Study

November 17, 2020
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Announces Call for Entries for the 2021 Emerging Leader Awards

September 29, 2020
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Launches Ticktective™ Podcast

August 11, 2020
Jacob Lemieux, MD, DPhil and Artem Rogovskyy, DVM, PhD Named Recipients of Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 2020 Emerging Leader Award

March 6, 2020
Lyme Disease Biobank Expands Into San Diego

February 26, 2020
New Study Shows Less Than One-Third of Lyme Disease Test Results are Accurate for Patients with Lyme Rash

February 21, 2020
Seven Herbal Medicines Are Capable of Killing Lyme Disease Bacteria, According to New Lab Study

December 13, 2019
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Highlights 2019 Progress toward Diagnosing, Treating and Preventing Lyme Disease

October 15, 2019
Journal of Clinical Microbiology Publishes First Study Using Samples from the Lyme Disease Biobank

October 3, 2019
First West Coast CME Program on Tick-borne Disease Provides New Data, Insights from Researchers

July 11, 2019
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Tick Testing Program Adds Bartonella Pathogen Assay

May 14, 2019
Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s LymeAid, Led by Jeff Bridges, Celebrates Progress, Awards New Grants

January 15, 2019
Call for Entries for the Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s 2019 Emerging Leader Award Grant

November 14, 2018
Bay Area Lyme Foundation Endorses First Recommendations of New HHS Working Group Focused on Tick Borne Diseases

November 6, 2018
Bay Area Lyme Foundation and Project Lyme Join Forces to Fight Lyme Disease at the 2018 Lyme Gala

November 1, 2018
Lyme Disease Biobank Expands to Increase Understanding of Lyme Disease in Heart, Brain, Joints and Other Tissues

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.

Story Ideas

Media Contacts

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


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