Garth Ehrlich, PhD
Dr. Ehrlich is a professor in the Departments of Microbiology & Immunology and Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery.
Dr. Ehrlich is the executive director of the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP) and the Center for Genomic Sciences, both within the Institute for Molecular Medicine & Infectious Disease. He also serves as executive director of the Genomics Core Facility, which is part of the Clinical and Translational Research Institute. Dr. Ehrlich’s research explores the molecular pathogenesis of chronic infectious diseases.
Garth and his team are interested in how chronic bacterial pathogens persist in the face of antimicrobial therapy and the adaptive host response.
He is involved in a number of human gene identification projects which utilize microsatellite-based mapping, SNP-based mapping and gene association studies, and candidate gene cloning technologies. His laboratory has mapped genes for Crouzon syndrome, hereditary pancreatitis, DAIA, ectrodactyly, severe pediatric GERD, and Dupuytren’s contracture; and cloned genes for Crouzon and Jackson-Weiss syndromes and hereditary pancreatitis. Ongoing studies include cloning the Dupuytren’s gene, and mapping genes associated with human performance through a grant from the United States Air Force.
Coffee & Tea9:30 AM
by Robert IP10:00 AM
Lyme Disease and Virus Infections
by Armin Schwarzbach10:10 AM
Overcoming unmet needs in order to properly monitor Lyme disease-associated pathogens & therapies.
by Prof. Francesco Veas10:20 AM
Why Lyme and associated diseases remain highly controversial in many countries.
by Prof. Christian Perronne11:00 AM
Lyme Madness – A Mother’s Perspective
by Lori Dennis11:40 AM
Open Vendors and Book Signing12:05 PM
Catered Lunch12:30 PM
Afternoon Opening Remarks
by Dr. Simon Colla1:30 PM
by Dr. Juergen Richt1:40 PM
Nutrition and Genetic Predisposition in Lyme Disease
by Carissa Doherty ND2:05 PM
Development of an Antibiofilm Drug to Repotentiate Antibiotics
by Dr Garth Erlich2:25 PM
15 mins3:15 PM
Laboratory Testing for Lyme & Co-Infections
by Robert Giguere3:45 PM
Scientific updates on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Associated Co-infections.
by Dr Richard Horowitz4:00 PM