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

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

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

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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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