Initiated with a Fund-A-Need campaign at Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s annual LymeAid® benefit (May 2014), we have enrolled more than 940 participants from 8 collection sites on the East Coast, in Upper Midwest, Southern California, and in the Bay Area, California. Each participant’s donation provides samples for ~55 research projects, with aliquots of whole blood (1 and 2 ml), serum (250 μl), and urine (1 ml). Several larger aliquots (5 ml) are also available. Detailed clinical information and testing data are also collected to better characterize samples. Currently, more than 55 research projects are using biobank samples.

Read our February 26, 2020 press release about Biobank results here.

To read the latest published studies on findings and news of these studies, click here.




Click here for more information about applying for samples. 

Contact Info:

Liz Horn, PhD, MBI, Principal Investigator


We would like to recognize and thank the Steven & Alexandra Cohen Foundation, the LaureL STEM Fund, and the 2018 Fund-a-Need supporters who have contributed significantly to our Lyme Disease Biobank.