Alan Lehmann

Consultant scientist


Alan Lehmann is professor of molecular genetics at the University of Sussex.

Alan is based at the Genome Damage and Stability Centre at the University of Sussex where our team sends biopsies for diagnosis.

During his career he has carried out extensive research into how cells repair damage to their DNA, and how these repair processes can go wrong in patients with certain genetic disorders.

He has devised simple cellular tests to confirm or exclude clinical diagnoses, as well as tests for prenatal diagnoses.

Education and training

  • BA, University of Cambridge
  • PhD, University of London
  • Fellow of the Royal Society (FRS)
  • Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences (FMedSci)
  • Fellow of the Society of Biology (FSB)
  • Professor of molecular genetics

Research interests

  • Molecular and cellular basis of DNA repair disorders

Last updated: January 2023

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