Distinguished Professor and Director, Antimicrobial Discovery Center, Northeastern University, Boston, MA
Dr. Lewis’ work involves the study of antimicrobial drug tolerance and drug discovery. His focus is on “persisters,” cells that evade killing by antibiotics. Current GLA-funded research project: “Treatment of Lyme disease”
“Treatment of Lyme disease”
Dr. Lewis continues his work identifying new antibiotics that may be efficacious in treating Lyme disease. He is particularly interested in finding antimicrobials that may be effective against persister forms of the bacteria.