College of Agriculture & Natural Resources

Lyme disease

UMD Professor Pal Leads a Team of Investigators Across Institutions to Pave the Way in Tick-borne Illness Research, Receives $7.7 Million Grant for First-of-its-Kind Tick Research Program

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UMD Professor Utpal Pal leads a team of investigators across multiple institutions that will receive up to $7.7 million over 5 years from the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), for an ongoing tick research program to...

UMD Researcher Uncovers Protein Used to Outsmart the Human Immune System

Ixodes scapularis tick
A UMD researcher has uncovered a mechanism by which the bacteria that causes Lyme disease persists in the body and fights your early, innate immune responses. Dr. Utpal Pal, Professor in Veterinary Medicine, has been studying the Borrelia burgdorferi bacteria throughout his twelve years with UMD,...

Combating Lyme Disease in Maryland

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College Park, Md - The College of Agriculture and Natural Resources is committed to improving human health and well-being locally, nationally, and internationally. With Lyme disease becoming an increasingly concerning problem around the state of Maryland, the Department of Environmental Science and...

AGNR Scientist Awarded Funding to Further Lyme Disease Research

With more than 300,000 new cases per year, according to newly revised estimates from the CDC, Lyme disease continues to be a persistent threat to public health in the United States. Yet a vaccine to prevent the often devastating complications of human infection is still unavailable. Dr. Utpal Pal,...
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