Episode 290: Reductionist Cure – an interview with Dr. Janis Weis


Dr. Janis J. Weis, Ph.D. is a Professor of Pathology in the Division of Microbiology and Immunology at the University of Utah School of Medicine.

Dr Weis developed a professional passion for studying Lyme disease when she and her family lived in the east coast Lyme belt during the time she performed her post-doctoral training in immunology at Brigham and Women’s Hospital / Harvard University Medical Center.

Dr. Weis maintains an active research laboratory at the University of Utah studying the mechanisms and genetic regulation of Lyme arthritis development. She also serves as director of the Training Program in Microbial Pathogenesis, a National Institute of Health (NIH) sponsored training grant that supports pre-doctoral and post-doctoral trainees in this discipline.

Dr. Weis’ current studies are focused on understanding the inflammatory dysregulation associated with acute and chronic Lyme arthritis in mice. Recent studies have identified in Lyme infected immune deficient mice several features that are similar to features seen in patients with chronic Lyme disease.

If you would like to learn more about how the work of research Professor Dr. Janis Weis may provide the answers to how the Lyme bacteria may cause sustained inflammation and chronic illness regardless of the status or condition of your immune system, then tune in now!