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Tufts University School of Medicine

Julie McCarthy

Research Technician
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

julie mccarthy

Julie McCarthy

Research Technician
Department: Molecular Biology and Microbiology

Phone 617-636-7000
Campus: Boston

Education

  • BS, Biology, Emmanuel College, Boston, MA
  • MS, Infectious Disease & Global Health, Tufts Cummings School of Veterinary Medicine, Grafton, MA

Research synopsis

My primary project in the lab is our clinical trial, which utilizes xenodiagnosis to detect Borrelia burgdorferi in individuals who have previously undergone antibiotic therapy for Lyme disease and may have persisting symptoms. I also work on a variety of projects aimed at development of a human vaccine for Lyme disease as well as strategies for vaccinating the mouse reservoirs.