Dr. Levine is an internationally recognized leader in autophagy research. She is a Howard Hughes Medical Institute Investigator and Professor of Internal Medicine and Microbiology and Director of the Center for Autophagy Research at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Dr. Levine’s group has made fundamental discoveries related to the role of autophagy in human health and disease. Her laboratory identified the mammalian autophagy gene, beclin 1, and defined a role for beclin 1 and the autophagy pathway in tumor suppression, antiviral immunity, development, cell death regulation, lifespan regulation, and exercise-induced metabolic effects.
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