​Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center

Our Mission

The Lyme and Tick-borne Diseases Research Center was established as the first academic research center in the country to focus multidisciplinary research on chronic Lyme disease. In recognition that a growing number of patients experience ongoing or relapsing symptoms after having been treated for Lyme disease, in recognition that diagnostic tests often do not provide definitive information regarding the presence or absence of infection, and in recognition that there are multiple possible mechanisms by which symptoms persist, the mission of this center has a particular focus on identifying better diagnostic assays, better treatments, and a better pathophysiologic understanding of the mechanisms of symptom persistence.

Lyme and Tick-Borne Diseases Research Center


Learn more about Conquering Lyme Disease, a comprehensive book written by Columbia University Medical Center physicians Brian Fallon, Jennifer Sotsky and colleagues that unravels the perplexing nature of Lyme disease – a disease affecting the skin, the heart, the joints, the nerves, and the brain.