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Lehmann, Alan - consultant scientist


Consultant profiles

Alan Lehmann, consultant scientist 


Area of expertise: Xeroderma pigmentosum

  • Biography 

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

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

  • Specialist interests

    • Xeroderma pigmentosum
    • Cockayne Syndrome 
    • Trichothiodystrophy: diagnosis and causes
  • Research interests

    Molecular and cellular basis of DNA repair disorders.

  • Education

    • BA (Bachelor of Arts), Cambridge University
    • PhD (Doctor of Philosophy), University of London
    • FRS (Fellow of the Royal Society)
    • FMedSci (Fellow of the Academy of Medical Sciences)
    • FSB (Fellow of the Society of Biology)
    • Professor of Molecular Genetics