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Lynn Lewis - University of Mary Washington. Fredericksburg, VA, US

Lynn Lewis

Professor, Biology | University of Mary Washington

Fredericksburg, VA, UNITED STATES

Lynn Lewis is a professor of biology at the University of Mary Washington.



Lynn O. Lewis, Professor of Biology, earned a Ph.D. (1987) in microbiology and a B.S. (1982) in biology from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University. A former poultry virologist for the Virginia Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services, Dr. Lewis is an expert on microbiology and virology, including disease mechanisms, microbial physiology and veterinary microbiology. Dr. Lewis’ current research involves the analysis of viruses that infect bacteria, and her students have presented research at meetings of the Virginia Academy of Science and the Virginia Branch of the American Society for Microbiology (ASM).

Dr. Lewis is a member of Sigma Xi, the Scientific Honor Society and the American Society for Microbiology. As the treasurer and a member of the Virginia Branch of the ASM, she has led discussions on the teaching of microbiology to undergraduates, making her a knowledgeable source on this topic.

Areas of Expertise (8)


University Teaching

Academic Advising

Curriculum Development


Microbial Biology



Accomplishments (1)

Mary W. Pinschmidt Award (professional)


Selected by the University of Mary Washington College of Arts and Sciences graduating class as the faculty member “whom they will most likely remember as the one who had the greatest impact on their lives.”

Education (2)

Virginia Tech: Ph.D., Microbiology 1987

Virginia Tech: B.S., Biology 1982

Affiliations (2)

  • American Society for Microbiology
  • Sigma Xi The Scientific Research Society

Media Appearances (1)

PKAL Faculty for the 21st Century

Project Kaleidoscope  online


Lynn Lewis is Professor of Biological Sciences at University of Mary Washington ...

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Event Appearances (1)

A Study of Chloroquine's Antiretroviral Characteristics

Virginia Academy of Science Fall Undergraduate Research Meeting  Richmond, VA