Andrew Lewin

Andrew Lewin

Assistant Professor of Veterinary Ophthalmology

Department of Veterinary Clinical Sciences

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




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 


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

Marino ME, Mironovich MA, Ineck NE, Citino SB, Emerson JA, Maggs DJ, Coghill LM, Dubovi EJ, Turner RC, Carter RT, Lewin AC. Full Viral Genome Sequencing and Phylogenomic Analysis of Feline Herpesvirus Type 1 (FHV-1) in Cheetahs (Acinonyx jubatus). Viruses. 2021 Nov;13(11):2307. 

Assessment of Cidofovir for Treatment of Ocular Bovine Herpesvirus-1 Infection in Cattle Using an Ex-Vivo Model, Alling C, Liu CC, Langohr I, Haque M, Carter RT, Baker RE, Lewin AC, Viruses 2021, 13, 2102.

Mironovich MA, Mitchell MS, Liu CC, Carter RT, Lewin AC. The effect of topical ophthalmic proparacaine, fluorescein, and tropicamide on subsequent bacterial cultures in healthy dogs. Veterinary Ophthalmology. 2022 Jan;25(1):44-51.

Ophthalmic evaluation of raptors suffering from ocular trauma, Carter R; Lewin AC, 2021, Journal of Avian Medicine and Surgery, Volume: 35, Number: 1, Pages: 2-27.

A domestic cat whole exome sequencing resource for trait discovery, Rodney A, Buckley R, Fulton R, Fronick C, Richmond T, Helps C, Pantke P, Trent D, Lewin AC,  Middleton R, Lyons L, Warren W, 2021, Scientific Reports, Volume: 11, Number: 1, Pages: 1-3.

Development of and Validity Evidence for a Canine Ocular Model for Training Novice Veterinary Students to Perform a Fundic Examination, Banse HE, McMillan CJ, Warren AL, Hecker KG, Wilson B, Skorobohach BJ, Carter RT, Lewin AC, Kondro DA, Ungrin MD, Dorosz SG, Baker RE, Dehghanpir SD, Grandt BB, Hale Mitchell LK, Anderson SJ. 2021, Journal of Veterinary Medical Education, Oct;48(5):620-628. doi: 10.3138/jvme-2020-0035.

Phylogenomic analysis of global isolates of Canid alphaherpesvirus 1, Lewin AC, Coghill L, Mironovich M, Liu CC, Carter R; Ledbetter E, 2020, Viruses , Volume: 12, Pages: 1421.

Current ocular microbiome investigations limit reproducibility and reliability: critical review and opportunities, Scott E, Lewin AC; Leis M, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology , Volume: 24, Number: 1.

Effect of multiple head positions on intraocular pressure in healthy, anesthetized horses during hoisting, Alling C, Cremer J, Liu CC, Lewin AC, Camacho P, Carter R, 2020, Veterinary Ophthalmology, Volume: 24, Number: 1.  


Grant Funding

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

Evaluation of the in vitro effect of nanoparticles on equine corneal explants, Charles V. Cusimano EHSP grant, $4,512.