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

Conference Program

Garth D. Ehrlich, PhD
Saturday, June 11th, 2016
3:40 PM - 4:30 PM: Plenary Session
Theme 6 - Persistence versus Non-Persistence
Dr. Ehrlich is Professor of Microbiology at Drexel University College of Medicine. He also directs both the Center for Genomic Sciences (CGS) and the Center for Advanced Microbial Processing (CAMP). CGS scientists utilize a broad array of comparative genomic techniques and bioinformatic tools, many developed in-house, to identify and characterize both virulence genes within pathogens, and susceptibility genes to pathogens within their hosts. Dr. Ehrlich is also one of the founders of the field of Clinical Molecular Diagnostics (MDx), having been involved in the original application of PCR for the detection of human retroviruses in 1985.