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

Program Schedule

Eva T. Sapi, PhD
Friday, November 4th, 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session E - Morgellons Disease: Moderator: Robert C. Bransfield, MD
2:00 - 2:30 pm - Biofilm: Role of Bacterial Infections in Infected Human Skin Conditions
Friday, November 4th, 2016
1:30 PM - 5:00 PM: Breakout Session E - Morgellons Disease: Moderator: Robert C. Bransfield, MD
4:30 - 5:00 pm - Panel Discussion
Dr. Sapi received her Ph.D. degree in Genetics from the University of Eotvos Lorand (Budapest Hungary). She is an Professor at the University of New Haven where she teaches graduate biology courses and carries out Lyme disease research with her graduate students. THer recent studies investigate the different forms of Borrelia burgdorferi to better understand how Borrelia can hide from the immune system as well as from antimicrobial therapies. Her recent research shows that Borrelia burgdorferi is capable forming a protective layer around itself - called biofilm - which could render it to be very resistant to antibiotics and provide a logical explanation as to why extensive antibiotic treatment for patients with a tick-bite history could fail.