International Lyme And Associated Diseases Society
Leaders in Lyme Disease Education and Training

Conference Program

Jyotsna S. Shah, PhD
Friday, June 10th, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:45 AM: Plenary Session
Relapsing Fever
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
9:00 AM - 9:50 AM: Plenary Session
Theme 2 - Tick-Borne Disease Diagnostics: Two-Tier versus Alternative
Dr. Jyotsna Shah is the President of IGeneX Inc., Palo Alto, CA. Dr. Shah has over 35 years of research experience in immunology, molecular biology and microbiology. She got her B.Sc. and M.Sc in Biological Sciences from UK and her Ph.D. in diagnostic immunology from Nairobi University. She did a postdoctoral fellowship at International Laboratory for Research on Animal Diseases, Nairobi, Kenya and a fellowship at Harvard University, Department of Tropical Medicine. During her fellowships, her work involved development of molecular tools for diagnosis of parasitic diseases. She is a world expert on use of Fluorescent in Situ Hybridization (FISH) technique for direct detection of pathogens in clinical samples and is a recipient of several SBIR grants.