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Our 2018-19 Grantees

Global Lyme Alliance identifies and funds the most innovative and promising projects specific to Lyme and other tick-borne diseases. Grantees are chosen from top universities and medical institutions across the globe. GLA-funded researchers represent the best and the brightest Lyme disease researchers in the field. We are proud to showcase some of our research grant recipients. See also the Deborah and Mark Blackman-GLA postdoctoral fellowships.


  • Press release announcing 2019 research grantees – click here
  • GLA’s comprehensive Lyme disease research report – click here
  • Published research findings – click here

ying zhang

Ying Zhang, M.D., Ph.D.

Professor, Department of Molecular Microbiology and Immunology, Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health
STUDY (2019): "High Activity of Selective Essential Oils Against Persisters

rafal tokarz

Rafal Tokarz, Ph.D.

Associate Research Scientist, Center for Infection and Immunity, Columbia University
STUDY (2019): “Development and Validation of a Multiplex Serologic Assay for Tick-borne Diseases

benjamin redhead

Benjamin Readhead, Ph.D

Assistant Research Professor, Neurodegenerative Diseases Research Center, Arizona State University
STUDY (2019): "An Interesting Necroptosis Angle: Tick-borne Disease and Alzheimer’s Disease

lise nigrovic

Lise Nigrovic, M.D., M.P.H

Director, Population Science Center, Division of Emergency Medicine, Boston Children’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School
STUDY (2019): “Novel Approaches to the Diagnosis of Lyme Disease and Other Tick-borne Co-infections in Children

Michael Eriksen Benros

Michael Eriksen Benros, M.D. Ph.D

Head of Research, Mental Health Center, Copenhagen University Hospital, Denmark
STUDY (2019): "Nationwide Cohort Studies Examining Psychiatric Disorders and Suicidal Behavior after Lyme Disease"

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