Research/Areas of Interest:

The focus of my research is on Lyme disease. My laboratory is interested in the pathogenesis of Lyme disease both from the perspective of how the bacteria adapt to its different host environments as well as how the host immune response recognizes the organism and is responsible for the pathology associated with the infection. As a physician scientist, my overall goals are to be able to improve prevention, treatment and diagnosis of human Lyme disease and to this end, we have been working on projects to develop vaccines and improved diagnostics for the presence of disease after antibiotic therapy.


  • Doctor of Medicine, Brown University, USA, 1990
  • Artium Baccalaureatus, Brown University, USA, 1987