Dr. Kim Lewis is a University Distinguished Professor at Northeastern University with particular expertise in molecular microbiology. He is also the director of Northeastern’s Antimicrobial Discovery Center. His laboratory studies persister cells responsible for tolerance to antibiotics, uncultured bacteria of the environment and the microbiome, and also works on drug discovery. Some of the work he has done on persister cell formation, antibiotic development, and use of pulsed antibiotics involves Borrelia burgdorferi – the causative agent of Lyme disease.