Driving New Discoveries in Tick-Borne Disease:
From Research to Patient
You are invited to attend Global Lyme Alliance’s 2nd Annual Investor Summit, “Driving New Discoveries in Tick-borne Disease: From Research to Patient”. This invitation-only event is a unique opportunity to connect with an elite group of scientists who are making real progress in understanding the complexities of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Attending the Summit offers you a front row seat to hear from and meet with the scientists who are working closely with GLA and are on the front lines of finding the answers that will help patients suffering from Lyme disease.
Immediately following will be a cocktail reception and dinner with an overview of GLA’s mission, accomplishments, and vision from CEO Scott Santarella. Also hear remarks from Mayla Hsu, Ph.D., GLA’s Director of Research and Science, on her recently published study citing the public health impact of Lyme disease in the U.S.
WEDNESDAY, MARCH 11, 2020
Summit: 1:00pm – 5:00pm
Cocktail Reception & Dinner: 5:00pm – 8:00pm
TARRYTOWN HOUSE ESTATE
49 East Sunnyside Lane
Tarrytown, New York 10591
NICOLE BAUMGARTH, D.V.M., Ph.D.
Professor, Center for Comparative Medicine
Department of Pathology, Microbiology and Immunology
Chair, Graduate Group in Immunology
School of Veterinary Medicine
University of California-Davis
Nicole obtained her veterinary degree and Ph.D. from the School of Veterinary Medicine in Hannover, Germany. She continued her immunology training at the renowned Walter and Eliza Hall Institute of Medical Research in Victoria, Australia and then became a Staff Scientist at Stanford University. Since 2000, she has been at University of California- Davis, becoming a full Professor in 2009. Using the mouse model of Lyme disease, she is studying why the antibody response to B. burgdorferi is aberrant. Other research interests include the role of B1 cells in influenza infection and virus-induced exacerbation of asthma. She was the 2018 recipient of the Lauren Brooks Hope Award from Global Lyme Alliance.
MONICA EMBERS, Ph.D.
Director, Vector-borne Diseases Core
Associate Professor of Bacteriology and Parasitology
Tulane University National Primate Research Center
Monica received her Ph.D. degree from Pennsylvania State University where also did postdoctoral research at the Jake Glitten Cancer Research Institute. She joined the Tulane National Primate Research Center in 2007, where she is now a tenure-track professor and directs the vector-borne diseases core facility. She teaches classes in vaccine biology and medical microbiology at Tulane University, and won a Distinguished Researcher award from Harvard medical school in 2013. Her research interests include studying antibiotics and other therapeutics for Lyme disease and immunodiagnosis, using the nonhuman primate model of infection.
SHANNON DELANEY, M.A., M.D.
Department of Psychiatry
Columbia University Irving Medical Center
Shannon attended medical school at Medical College of Wisconsin, followed by a residency in psychiatry at Harvard University. In 2013, she received an award to study inflammatory biomarkers in psychotic populations, and became interested in children, adolescents and young adults with psychosis. Her research interests include understanding the immune mechanisms of disease, particularly pediatric acute onset neuropsychiatric syndrome (PANS) and Lyme disease. Since 2017, she has been a faculty member at Columbia University Medical Center, involved in treating patients as well as research.