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.