Lyme Disease Research Center

Our overall goals of the Lyme and Other Tick-borne Disease Research Center are research discovery, risk assessment, optimization of treatment and management, and public health intervention and prevention.

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300,000 new lyme disease cases each year


new cases each year

Close to 500,000 new cases of Lyme and other tick-borne diseases arise each year, posing a significant threat to humans and domestic animals.

us ap with lyme disease cases

95% occur

in the Northeast and upper Midwest

Ninety-five percent of the cases occur where almost one-third of the U.S. population lives – in the Northeast and upper Midwest.

Lyme disease can result in a myriad of symptoms, including fever, headache, muscle aches, fatigue, joint pain, and a circular or non-distinct rash, although sometimes a bullseye rash may appear. If left untreated, Lyme disease can lead to serious neurologic and cardiac complications.

Our Lyme and Other Tick-borne Disease Research Center brings together faculty and physicians from a broad geographic area of New York state and the Northeast, as well as facilities and databases to facilitate ecological and epidemiological studies and diagnostics, public health education and outreach, and ecology and epidemiology studies to optimize Lyme and other tick-borne disease treatment and management.

Center Directors

Yetrib Hathout, PhD

Professor/Director, Binghamton University Tick-Borne Disease Center
School of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical Sciences
96 Corliss Ave, Johnson City, NY 13790
Phone: 607 777-5825
Office: PB 303C.

Amanda Roome, PhD

Associate Director, Binghamton University Tick-Borne Disease Center
Bassett Medical Center One Atwell Road Cooperstown, NY 13326
Phone: 607-547-6023