Alexander V. Ljubimov, PhD

Director, Ophthalmology Research Laboratories

Contact Information:

  • Telephone: 310-423-7645; Fax: 310-423-0302

Alexander V. Ljubimov is Director of Ophthalmology Research Laboratories and Professor of Medicine at the David Geffen School of Medicine at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Ljubimov is an internationally recognized eye researcher who has written many peer-reviewed papers, reviews, and book chapters. His primary research interests include investigating new promising inhibitors of a key cellular enzyme that block abnormal retinal vessel growth and using gene therapy to restore normal corneal structure and function in patients with diabetic retinopathy.

Dr. Ljubimov has been fully funded by NIH since 1998. In 2006, he received a Winnick Family Clinical Research Scholar award from Cedars-Sinai. He has served on several NIH Study Sections and was a member of the American Diabetes Association Grant Review Panel. He is an editorial board member of Investigative Ophthalmology and Visual Science, Experimental Eye Research, Brain Research Bulletin, and Frontiers in Bioscience.

Dr. Ljubimov received his master's of science degree from Moscow State University in Russia and received his PhD and D.Sc. degrees from the Russian Cancer Research Center. He completed postdoctoral training in the International Agency for Research on Cancer in Lyon, France. Before coming to Cedars-Sinai in 1993 he worked in the Burnham Institute in La Jolla, California, as a UICC-Eleanor Roosevelt Cancer Research Fellow.

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