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Alfred S Lewin

University of Florida



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Dr. Lewin was raised in northwest Indiana, where he graduated from the Hammond Public Schools. He attended the University of Chicago and received a B.A. in 1973. He received a Ph.D. in biology from the same institution in 1978, after working on the genetics of yeast mitochondrial with the late professor Murray Rabinowitz. Dr. Lewin was a postdoctoral fellow with Jeff Schatz at the Biozentrum in Basel until 1981. He then accepted a position as Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemistry at Indiana University. In 1987, he moved to the University of Florida College of Medicine where he began working on gene therapy for retinal disease in the mid-1990s. He is currently Professor of Molecular Genetics and Microbiology and Shaler Richardson Professor of Ophthalmic Science.

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