Dr. Eva Sapi, an associate professor of cellular and molecular biology at the University of New Haven, and Phyllis Mervine, founder and president of LymeDisease.org, talk about some new research about the disease and what we can learn from Sapi’s work.
LymeDisease.org recently contributed $150,000 to help fund Sapi’s research. Almost a third of the money was raised through small donations from an online fundraising website. The money came from many people who either have Lyme disease or have a loved one who does.
LymeDisease.org, based in California, was founded in 1989 and advocates for the rights of lyme disease patients, educates about tick-borne disease and supports research. It maintains a nationwide network of online support and advocacy groups.