Melanie Wills

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Research Description

My research group focuses on the diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment of Lyme disease. We study the different forms of the batceria that causes Lyme disease and the effect they have on the way the disease expresses. We also aim to develop new diagnostic tools for this disease and better undertand the interactions that people diagnosed with Lyme disease have with the medical system.

Research Summary

My research group focuses on the diagnosis, prognosis and treatment of Lyme disease. I focus on different topics within this research theme, including: 1) the various forms that Borrelia (Lyme bacteria) can adopt and their corresponding role in the expression of the disease; 2) the effects of people and batceria genetics in the expression of of the disease; 3) the development of new diagnostic tools; and, 4) the interactions that people diagnosed with Lyme disease have with the medical system.

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