About us


Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases are highly prevalent in Wisconsin and can lead to serious complications without proper treatment. Unfortunately, there is a significant gap in effective communication and education between the scientific community and general public, leading to widespread misinformation about causes and appropriate treatment of Lyme disease. This results in a significant public health cost due to over-diagnosis, over-treatment, and inappropriate treatment of Lyme disease and other tick-borne diseases. Therefore, more effective methods of outreach and education by healthcare professionals are needed. Our mission is to serve as a bridge between the scientific research community and the general public. This program is proudly led by the Lochhead Lab in the Department of Microbiology & Immunology at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW).

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Learn more about the distribution, transmission, symptoms, and prevention of a variety of tick-borne diseases in the United States.


Recent News

Click on the image to read our latest publication on Lyme arthritis:

Robust interferon signature and suppressed tissue repair gene expression in synovial tissue from patients with post-infectious, Borrelia burgdorferi-induced Lyme arthritis


Recent News

Click on the image to read another publication on Lyme arthritis:

Interferon‐gamma production in Lyme arthritis synovial tissue promotes differentiation of fibroblast‐like synoviocytes into immune effector cells


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