Andrew Lewin

Andrew Lewin

Associate Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

LSU School of Veterinary Medicine
Louisiana State University
Baton Rouge, LA 70803




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BVM&S, University of Edinburgh, 2010


Diplomate, American College of Veterinary Ophthalmologists

Research Interest

Ocular infectious disease, next-generation sequencing and clinical veterinary ophthalmology.  

Teaching Interest

Clinical instruction of 4th year veterinary students and house officers. 

Clinical Interest

Ocular surface disease and ocular microsurgery. 

Awards & Honors

2022, Andrew Lackner Mentorship Award

2021, VTH Student Clinical Service Award

2021, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2020, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2019, Dean's Teacher Merit Honor Roll

2018, Boehringer Ingelheim Veterinary Research Award for Graduate Veterinarians 

2010, Graduation with Distinction 

Selected Publications

Mills, E., Liu, C-C., Emelogu, U., Carter, R., Camacho-Luna, P., Lewin, A. (2022) Calibration of a novel rebound tonometer (Tono-Vera® Vet) in the porcine eye. Veterinary Ophthalmology (early view).

Lewin, A., Hicks, S., Carter, C. (2022) A review of evidence-based management of infectious ocular surface disease in shelter-housed domestic cats. Veterinary Ophthalmology (early view).

Dehghanpir, S., Sheridan, C., Evans, D., Lewin, A., Boudreaux, B., Carter, R. (2022) Secondary glaucoma as a presenting complaint in a dog with chronic lymphocytic leukemia. Clinical Case Reports, 10(11);e6575.

Mironovich, M., Yoon, A., Marino, M., Ineck, N., Liu, C-C., Carter, R., Lewin, A (2022) Evaluation of cidofovir, famciclovir, and ganciclovir for the treatment of feline herpesvirus ocular surface disease in shelter-housed cats. Veterinary Ophthalmology, (early view).

Marino, M., Mironovich, M., Ineck, N., Citino, S., Emerson, J., Maggs, D., Coghill, L., Dubovi, E., Turner, R., Carter, R. T., Lewin, A. (2021). Full Viral Genome Sequencing and Phylogenomic Analysis of Feline Herpesvirus Type 1 (FHV-1) in Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). Viruses, 13, 2307.

Nabi, R., Lewin, A., Collantes, T., Chouljenko, V., Kousoulas, G. (2021). Intramuscular vaccination with the HSV-1 (VC2) Live-attenuated Vaccine Strain Confers Protection against Viral Ocular Immunopathogenesis Associated with γδT Cell Intracorneal Infiltration. Frontiers in Immunology, 4742.

Alling, C., Liu, C.-C., Langohr, I., Haque, M., Baker, R., Carter, R. T., Lewin, A. (2021). Assessment of cidofovir for treatment of ocular bovine herpesvirus-1 infection in cattle using an ex vivo model. Viruses, 13(10), 2102.

Banse, H., McMillan, C., Warren, A., Hecker, K., Skorobohach, B., Carter, R. T., Lewin, A., Kondro, D., Ungrin, M., Dorosz, S., Baker, R., Dehghanpir, S., Grandt, B., Hale, L., Anderson, S. (2021). Development of and validity evidence for a canine ocular model for training novice veterinary students to perform a fundic examination. Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, 48(5):620-628

Mironovich, M., Mitchell, M., Liu, C.-C., Carter, R., Lewin, A. (2021). The effect of topical ophthalmic proparacaine, fluorescein, and tropicamide on subsequent bacterial cultures in healthy dogs. Veterinary Ophthalmology (25), 44-51.

Carter, R. T., Lewin, A. (2021). Ophthalmic evaluation of raptors suffering from ocular trauma. Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, 35(1), 2-27.

Scott, E., Lewin, A., Leis, M. (2020). Current ocular microbiome investigations limit reproducibility and reliability: critical review and opportunities. Veterinary Ophthalmology, 24(1).

Lewin, A., Liu, C.-C., Alling, C., Camacho-Luna, P., Miessler, B., Carter, R. T. (2020). In-vitro efficacy of ganciclovir against feline herpesvirus type 1 and assessment of ocular tolerability in healthy cats. Journal of Feline Medicine and Surgery, 23(4), 400-404.

Lewin, A., Kolb, A. W., McLellan, G. J., Bentley, E., Bernard, K. A., Newbury, S. P., Brandt, C. R. (2018). Genomic, Recombinational and Phylogenetic Characterization of Global Feline Herpesvirus 1 Isolates. Virology, 518, 385-397.


Grant Funding

A prophylactic and therapeutic vaccine for herpes simplex ocular infections, $110,154, NIH SBIR

Towards the identification of agents associated with infectious bovine keratoconjunctivitis (IBK, pink eye), $34,526.53, Beef Cattle Research Council

A novel implant for prevention and treatment of viral keratitis, LIFT2 mechanism, $69,478

Phylogenomic assessment of USA-based viral isolates of Equine herpesvirus type 1 to improve surveillance and detect novel variants associated with severe host disease, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP grant, $10,725

Can Feline herpes virus type 1 modified live vaccines cause disease in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus)? VCS CORP, $5000

In-vitro assessment of a novel implant for treatment and prevention of viral keratitis VCS Corp October 2021-June 2022 $5000

In-vivo anti-microbial activity assessment of topical ocular diagnostic medications, VCS CORP, $4,000

Assessment of the bovine ocular microbiome for therapeutic targets in disease states, USDA, $200,000

Assessment of antivirals for treating feline herpesvirus ocular disease in cats housed in animal shelters utilizing Next-Generation Sequencing., Morris Animal Foundation, $107,204

Utilizing polymeric antioxidant-loaded nanoparticles as a delivery system to mitigate photooxidative stress of human lens and retinal pigmented epithelial cells in vitro, LSU SVM CORP, $9,000

Utilizing polymeric antioxidant-loaded nanoparticles as a delivery system to mitigate photo-oxidative stress of lens and retinal pigmented epithelial cells in vitro , LSU SVM CORP, $8,720

Phylogenomic assessment of Feline herpesvirus type 1 (FHV-1) in cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus), Morris Animal Foundation, $5,000

In-vitro assessment of antivirals for use against Bovine herpesvirus-related ocular disease, USDA, $7,500

Genomic and phylogenetic analysis of Canine herpesvirus isolates using Next-Generation Sequencing, American Kennel Club Health Foundation, $13,775

Assessing potential for antiviral resistance in feline herpesvirus , Morris Animal Foundation, $5,000

Assessing the ocular microbiome in bovine infectious keratoconjunctivitis., VCS CORP, $4,000