Our Impact - Project Lyme
Lyme Persistence and Use of Combination Therapies June 13, 2024

Welcome to Project Lyme

Our mission is to eradicate the epidemic of tick-borne diseases through awareness and education, support of cutting-edge science, and advocacy for solutions to end the suffering.

What We Do

Educate the Public

Project Lyme offers extensive programming to educate patients, doctors, and the public about tick-borne diseases.

What We Do

Researching for a Cure

Project Lyme is a proud partner with Bay Area Lyme Foundation, having granted almost $1,700,000 to 17 different research projects focused on developing better diagnostic methods and therapeutics.

What We Do

Advocating For Solutions

Lyme disease is historically underfunded compared to other infectious diseases. To combat this disparity Project Lyme advocates for increased federal funding for Lyme disease.

What We Do

Support the Community

Project Lyme serves as an incubator for patient support groups and story-sharing initiatives.

  • Distributing National Public Service Announcements

    Our Lyme is a Thief PSA series aired a total of 19,365 times on 64 different TV stations in 30 states across the country including ABC, CBS, NBC, FOX, PBS, and more!

  • Hosting Engaging In-Person Events

    We host events aimed at educating attendees and raising funds. This includes our annual gala in New York City, several gatherings in Chicago, and dozens of virtual webinars. Over the years we have featured well-known scientific experts and had thousands of people in attendance.

  • Lighting Buildings

    Project Lyme partners with multiple buildings and national landmarks to educate about tick-borne disease, including The Helmsley Building in NYC, Willis and Hancock Towers in Chicago, as well as Niagara Falls Park Service. They all have lit green to raise awareness and honor patients.

  • Sponsoring Powerful Films

    Cinema can change the hearts and minds of the masses. We have supported numerous films, including The Quiet Epidemic, to help shift the publics perception of tick-borne disease.

  • Supporting Scientific Conferences

    Educating doctors is one of the best things we can do to directly improve patient care. Project Lyme sponsors scientific conferences around the country to increase doctor education.

  • Engaging With Media

    Members of Project Lyme have been featured in numerous publications over the years including the New York Times, NBC, USA Today, and more!

  • Sapient

    is working to develop a chronic Lyme disease molecule marker.

  • Emir Hodzic, PhD, UC Davis & Duke University

    is evaluating the efficacy of tethered inhibitors of HtpG for eliminating Borrelia burgdorferi infection in a mouse model.

  • Artem Rogovskyy, DVM, Ph.D., and Dzmitry Kurouski, DVM, Ph.D., Texas A&M University

    are validating the Raman spectroscopy-based approach for the diagnosis of Lyme disease. This is our second time providing funds to this project.

  • Monica Embers, Ph.D, Tulane University

    is analyzing human tissue specimens for Borrelia burgdorferi.

  • Geetha Parthasarathy, Ph.D., Tulane University

    is assessing the fibroblast growth factor system in human biological fluids as novel biomarkers of Lyme disease.

  • Kerry Clark, PhD, University of North Florida

    is searching for tick-borne pathogens in Rocky Mountain Wood ticks in the Bitterroot Mountains of Western Montana.

  • Artem Rogovskyy, DVM, PhD, DACVM, Texas A&M University

    is working to develop a better diagnostic for Lyme disease by exploring the Raman spectroscopy-based approach for the diagnosis of Lyme disease.

  • Janakiram Seshu, PhD, University of Texas at San Antonio

    is limiting or eliminating the survival and transmission of Lyme disease pathogen between ticks and reservoir hosts.

  • Flightpath Biosciences, Inc.

    is studying clinical biomarkers for Persistent Lyme Disease.

  • William Robinson, MD, PhD, Stanford University

    is studying the molecular mechanisms of autoimmune diseases and developing therapeutics.

  • Brian R. Crane, PhD, Cornell University

    is identifying antimicrobial treatment for Lyme.

  • Yuko Nakajima, PhD, Brandeis University

    is blocking immune evasion by Borrelia burgdorferi and other pathogens.

  • Geetha Parthasarathy, PhD, Tulane University

    is developing novel therapeutics for Lyme neuroborreliosis.

  • Michal Caspi Tal, PhD, Stanford University

    is determining if a protein marker prevents the immune system from killing Borrelia burgdorferi and screen compounds that may be able to block this interaction.

  • Yong Zhou, PhD, Institute for Systems Biology

    is exploring the host response during acute and prolonged exposure to Borrelia burgdoferi.

  • Founding Center For Lyme Action

    We have granted a total of $225,000 since 2019 to establish and run the only bipartisan 501 c4 non-profit organization in the country dedicated to growing federal funding for Lyme disease.

  • Volunteering On The Front Lines

    Our patient and advocate community is vast and dedicated to the cause. During legislative events, we organize patient representatives to speak directly with legislators.

  • Seeing Federal Funding Results

    Since 2019, there has been a total increase of $282 million in additional federal dollars available for tick-borne disease research.

  • Meet-Ups

    One of the best avenues of support for Lyme patients is to connect personally with other patients. Mothers Against Lyme hosts Meet-Ups twice a month.

  • Story Sharing

    Lyme disease impacts people of all ages, genders, and backgrounds. Through our unique, intimate, and informative social media campaigns, we aim to share the full range of ways in which Lyme disease impacts lives.

  • By The Numbers

    Across our programs, Project Lyme has offered hundreds of meet-ups and served thousands of patients in need.

What People Are Saying

Working Towards Our Goal

Project Lyme stands at the forefront of education, research, and advocacy, championing the cause for patients by offering essential resources and actively collaborating with organizations. Together, we strive to ensure that patients can access required care.

Alexandra Moresco, Project Lyme Board Member

Offering Patients Support

Meet-ups are an invaluable resource providing connection, support, inspiration, hope, and guidance to mothers caring for children with Lyme Disease.

Anne Marie-Moneta, Mothers Against Lyme member

Checking For Lyme

A clinical diagnosis is important because of the unreliability of current tests. That is why I partnered with Project Lyme to digitize my symptom questionnaire and help you understand your likelihood of disease. Join the thousands of people who have checked their symptoms by clicking the link below.

Dr. Richard Horowitz