Jenny Hyde, Ph.D.
B.S., Microbiology, Texas A&M University (2000)
Ph.D., Texas A&M Health Science Center (2005)
Postdoctoral Fellow, Texas A&M Health Science Center (2005-2010)
Borrelia burgdorferi, the spirochetal bacterium that causes Lyme disease, is the most common tick-borne infection in the United States with over 35,198 cases reported in 2008. This value represented a 28% and 77% increase in incidence in the previous two years of reporting, respectively, indicating that Lyme borreliosis is a re-emerging disease. Early on, the infection is characterized by a skin lesion known as erythema migrans and a non-descript flu-like illness.
Department of Microbial Pathogenesis and Immunology