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Do you think you might have Lyme disease?
Do you remember being bitten by a tick?
Did you get sick?
Were your symptoms severe or mild?
Did you recover quickly or are you still fighting years later?

Your experience matters to us.

We think your experience can help us improve diagnosis and treatment of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases

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New survey for May 2021:

The first part will take about half an hour and will ask you about some of your symptoms. The second part will examine how your symptoms change over the course of a week.

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The myLyme project is a new research partnership to eliminate mis-diagnosis of tick-borne diseases in Canada. A primary goal of this initiative is to better incorporate lived experiences of people affected by Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases.


Video about the project (4 minutes) .

Our core research team bring a broad range of expertise in chronic pain, inflammation, immunology, ecology, genetics, bioinformatics, biomedical engineering, knowledge translation and training, and patient-oriented research. We have been affected personally by tick-borne diseases and bring fresh new perspectives.

Lyme borreliosis and other tick-borne diseases are a growing problem that requires all hands on deck, yet the valuable experiences of many patients are too often dismissed or ignored. As a transdisciplinary research group, we recognize the importance of breaking down traditional research silos to create new connections across diverse islands of expertise. We are excited about the possibility of creating a shared space for diverse approaches to Lyme disease research and advocacy and we hope you will consider joining our conversation.

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Team

The myLyme team is a group of mostly early-career researchers who bring fresh perspectives and outside expertise to the problem of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases.

Rob Colautti, Ph.D. | ecoevogeno.org

Rob Colautti, Ph.D.

My research team examines the evolutionary ecology and ecological genetics of invasive species. I will be looking at the tick microbiome to better understand tick-borne factors that may result in symptom variation in individuals bitten by ticks.

Che Colpitts, Ph.D. | colpittslab.com

Che Colpitts, Ph.D.

Our lab is interested in how viruses and hosts interact at the molecular level. As part of MyLyme, I want to understand the mechanisms that result in individuals responding differently to tick-borne pathogens.

Qingling Duan, Ph.D. | duanlab.ca

Qingling Duan, Ph.D.

My lab’s work investigates the genetic factors that determine disease risk and response to drug therapies. As part of MyLyme, I will be examining genetic factors that help determine how individuals will respond to tick bites.

Nader Ghasemlou, Ph.D. | ghasemloulab.ca

Nader Ghasemlou, Ph.D.

Our team is working to identify how the nervous and immune systems interact to cause Lyme Disease and its symptoms, with a focus on pain and cognition. We are also studying how circadian or 24-hour rhythms can change how these symptoms are felt.

Christopher Lohans, Ph.D. | lohanslab.com

Christopher Lohans, Ph.D.

Our research group uses biochemical and microbiological approaches to study antibiotics and antibiotic resistance mechanisms. We are interested in the mechanisms by which antibiotics target tick-associated microbes, with a particular focus on Borrelia spp.

Tim Salomons, Ph.D. | Pain-Affect-Cognition Lab Website

Tim Salomons, Ph.D.

My lab is interested in cognitive and emotional aspects of pain, and why some individuals are particularly vulnerable to long term disease. My role in MyLyme is examining individual differences in symptom profiles and how individuals cope with pain and other symptoms.

Sarah Yakmowski, Ph.D. | Yakimowski Lab Website

Sarah Yakmowski, Ph.D.

Our lab examines how ecological and genetic factors allow species to succeed in particular geographic conditions.




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