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Development of Novel Inhibitors Targeting Borrelia burgdorferi as Diagnostic and Therapeutic Agents.



This program describes how to discover a novel drug for treating active Lyme disease. This same drug can also be used as a companion diagnostic of infection.

Intended Audience

This activity is intended for scientific laboratory professionals who have an interest in Novel Inhibitors.

Learning Objectives

1. Explain what a small molecule drug is and how it works.
2. Define the methods used to identify a new drug by high throughput screening.
3. Recognize the complexities involved in developing a new drug for infectious disease in general.

Instruction Level: Intermediate


Timothy Haystead, PhD
Professor, Pharmacology and Cancer Biology
Duke University School of Medicine


1.5 hours

Release and Expiration Dates

Release Date: September 29, 2022
Expiration Date: September 29, 2024


The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the speaker and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity.

Timothy Haystead, PhD
- Nothing to disclose

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