Department of Biochemistry
Basic biology of the causal agent of Lyme disease
The Jutras lab studies the basic biology of the spirochetal bacterium that causes Lyme disease. The lab uses cutting-edge molecular, cellular, and immunological tools to understand the fundamental basis of host-pathogen interactions, in addition to vector/host competence, Lyme arthritis, and neuroborreliosis. The work has direct translational implications to all spirochetes, including the agents of Leptospirosis, Relapsing Fever, and Syphilis.