At Bay Area Lyme Foundation, we are committed to making Lyme disease
easy to diagnose and simple to cure.

What’s New

ELA Award Winner, Chase Beisel
“CRISPR Technology: a New Approach to Eradicating Borrellia”

Emerging Leader Award Winner, Dr. Chase BeiselDr. Chase Beisel is an Assistant Professor at North Carolina State University who was recognized earlier this year with one of Bay Area Lyme Foundation’s prestigious Emerging Leader Awards. This honor is in recognition of and support for his lab’s novel work exploring CRISPR technology as a potential treatment for Lyme infections. Read more.

ELA Award Winner, Britton Grasperge
“Tick Saliva and Borrelia Spirochetes: a Novel Approach to Lyme Diagnostics”

2016 Alexandra Cohen Emerging Leader Award Recipient, Britton J. Grasperge, PhDDr. Britton Grasperge is an Assistant Professor at Louisiana State University in Baton Rouge, LA. He was the recipient of the Alexandra Cohen Emerging Leader Award. Dr. Grasperge’s project is entitled “Identification of Tick Chemoattractant(s) for Borrelia burgdorferi.” His goal is to design better diagnostics and to improve therapeutics for post-treatment Lyme disease patients who continue to have lingering symptoms even after having been treated. Read more.

Our Approach

Directed
Funding for
Lyme Projects

Leveraging innovative technologies from other fields of medicine to fuel new breakthroughs in Lyme and tick ecology, diagnostics, and treatments

Rigorous
Screening &
Accountability

Ensuring that dollars granted go to the projects with the greatest potential impact and results deliver on promises

100%
Donation
Impact

Thanks to the generous support of a private donor, 100% of funds raised go directly to research and prevention programs

Networking
& Scale

Providing tools and resources to help connect the innovators in the field and speed solutions to market

Community
Outreach

Ensuring accurate and reliable information is available to the public through digital, print, and social media, and community programs. Learn more.

Lyme Disease

Why Lyme?

Reported Cases of Lyme Disease

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There are over 329,000 new cases of Lyme disease in the US every year and it has been reported in 49 of 50 states and 65 countries worldwide.  It is one of the fastest growing infectious diseases in the US.

Learn more about this infectious disease

What You Need to Know

Knowing how to protect yourself and your family is key to enjoying the outdoors.

Find Out About Prevention

Act Now

We need your help.  Find out how you can be part of the cure for Lyme disease.

Get Involved

Lyme Disease Stories

Lyme disease can affect anyone.  Learn from these survivor stories or share yours.

Meet the Many Faces of Lyme