Garth Ehrlich, PhD

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 & Tea

9:30 AM

Opening Remarks

by Robert IP

10:00 AM

Lyme Disease and Virus Infections

by Armin Schwarzbach

10:10 AM

Overcoming unmet needs in order to properly monitor Lyme disease-associated pathogens & therapies.

by Prof. Francesco Veas

10:20 AM

Why Lyme and associated diseases remain highly controversial in many countries.

by Prof. Christian Perronne

11:00 AM

Lyme Madness – A Mother’s Perspective

by Lori Dennis

11:40 AM

Open Vendors and Book Signing

12:05 PM

Catered Lunch

12:30 PM

Afternoon Opening Remarks

by Dr. Simon Colla

1:30 PM

Emerging Zoonoses

by Dr. Juergen Richt

1:40 PM

Nutrition and Genetic Predisposition in Lyme Disease

by Carissa Doherty ND

2:05 PM

Development of an Antibiofilm Drug to Repotentiate Antibiotics

by Dr Garth Erlich

2:25 PM


15 mins

3:15 PM

Laboratory Testing for Lyme & Co-Infections

by Robert Giguere

3:45 PM

Scientific updates on the Diagnosis and Treatment of Lyme and Associated Co-infections.

by Dr Richard Horowitz

4:00 PM

Book Signing

One on one with Dr. Horowitz and other speakers.
6:00 PM

Reception Dinner with Live Music

7:00 PM
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