Borrelia Burgdorferi

Awarded Project: "Defining Protective and Disease-Reducing Immunity to Borrelia Burgdorferi Infection"

September 30, 2018
Defining Protective and Disease-Reducing Immunity to Borrelia Burgdorferi Infection  

Dr. Nicole Baumgarth was awarded a three year project through the DoD Congressionally Directed Medical Research Program to work on a Lyme disease study.   Following infection with Borrelia burgdorferi, the causative agent of Lyme disease, antibodies are generated that can reduce the number of Borrelia in the infected host, but they cannot totally eliminate the infection.