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Michael A. Lewinski

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Michael A. Lewinski

Association Professor of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine; Director of Microbiology and Immunology


Michael Lewinski, Ph.D., is the director of clinical microbiology and an associate professor of pathology and laboratory medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at UCLA. He was formerly the senior scientific director of infectious diseases at Quest Diagnostics Nichols Institute and Focus Diagnostics, Inc, where he spent more than 15 years directing reference laboratories with an emphasis on esoteric test development and testing services. He completed his doctorate in microbiology andimmunology and his clinical postdoctoral fellowship in medical and public health microbiology at UCLA. He is a Diplomate of the American Board of Medical Microbiology, a licensed clinical microbiologist, and a certified clinical laboratory specialist in molecular biology. He is an active member of several scientific advisory boards and committees and a past president of the Southern California branch of the American Society for Microbiology. He holds several patents and has published in various disciplines within infectious diseases and laboratory medicine. His research interests are in the development and automation of rapid molecular tests for detection, quantitation, and characterization of microorganisms for the diagnosis of disease and for monitoring disease progression and response to therapy.

UCLA Path & Lab Med, Box 951732
10833 Le Conte Avenue, A7-149 CHS
Los Angeles  California  90095-1732
United States
Office Phone: 
(310) 794-2751
Office Fax: 
(310) 794-2765


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