"We are taking a stand against an escalating threat [of Lyme disease in Canada], and we are doing so by taking a very powerful weapon to that table.. and that weapon is science."
"one of the unique things we offer in this lab is a clinical academic pipeline and that's what really sets us apart. What we are trying to develop here is this idea that we are going to be working with patients as stakeholders and collaborators in research and that we're studying the conditions that they find relevant..."
"We don't want to do research that doesn't have clinical significance, we want to bring something to the clinic that will impact the health of Canadians."
– Dr. Melanie Wills, PhD, Director, the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab, University of Guelph
Attached is a fantastic (3 minute) video featuring Dr. Melanie Wills, an incredibly brilliant and dedicated scientist and Director of the G. Magnotta Lyme Disease Research Lab at the University of Guelph. Dr. Wills has a PhD in molecular and cellular biology with post-doctoral studies in Lyme Borreliosis.
Rossana Magnotta, CEO and co-founder of Magnotta Wines, tragically lost her husband Gabe, to Lyme disease. Rossana has already made a huge contribution to Canadian health by supporting and bringing the G. Magnotta Lab to life, and continuing to speak out and advocate for scientific research on the subject of Lyme disease that will be patient-centred. This means not just studying ticks, but also the humans who are suffering, with a goal of improving the lives of those with these under-diagnosed, under-recognized and debilitating diseases.
The G. Magnotta lab is also a member of a new, national research network called the Canadian Lyme Consortium (CLC) which is a volunteer team of Canadian scientists and stakeholders coast to coast dedicated to ethical, transparent and patient-centred research on Lyme disease in Canada.
We truly believe that Canada can and will be a global leader in the recognition and transformation of the diagnosis, testing, treatment and management of Lyme & related diseases.
When you pick up your favourite wines this summer, consider trying some of the wonderful wines from Magnotta Winery. It’s a great way to support a Canadian business hiring Canadian workers, AND say thank you to the Magnotta family for their efforts to protect and heal Canadians from the rising threat of Lyme & related diseases in Canada.
More about the G. Magnotta Foundation and the research lab here: https://www.gmagnottafoundation.com/our-lab/
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