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Stuart Levy Papers

Call Number: MS244

Content Description

This collection contains press binders from 1975 through 2017, which consist of clippings, print outs, and other documentation of Stuart Levy and his work at the Tufts University School of Medicine and as the Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance; loose photographs and photograph albums created or kept by Levy and his staff; and recorded lectures by, interviews with, or events featuring Levy or his work on VHS, CD, and DVD.


  • Creation: circa 1975 -- 2017



This collection is open for research.

Conditions Governing Use

Some material in this collection may be protected by copyright and other rights. Please see “Reproduction and Use” on the Digital Collections and Archives website for more information about reproductions and permission to publish. Any intellectual property rights that the donor possesses have been transferred to Tufts University.

Biographical / Historical

Stuart B. Levy is the Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance at the Tufts University School of Medicine, as well as a Staff Physician at the Tufts Medical Center.

Levy was born in 1938. He earned his bachelor degree from Williams College, and his medical degree from the University of Pennsylvania in 1965. While studying for his medical degree, Levy took time off to pursue additional research opportunities, including researching radiation genetics in Paris, and studying “transferable bacterial resistance to antibiotics” in Tokyo with Tsutomu Watanabe. After medical school, Levy completed his residency at Mount Sinai Hospital in New York, before doing postdoctoral research at the National Institutes in Health.

A fundamental theme of Levy’s career has been researching the problem of antibiotic resistance. Over the course of more than four decades at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Levy specialized in hematology. He was a co-founder and president of The Alliance for the Prudent Use of Antibiotics. Levy was also a past President of the American Society for Microbiology, and a cofounder and Chief Scientific Officer of Paratek Pharmecuticals Inc. Additionally, in 1992, Levy founded and directed the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance, investigating adaption responses of different cells. Levy has published over three hundred papers, and edited four books. He retired from the School of Medicine in 2018.


6.8 Linear Feet

Language of Materials



This collection contains records documenting Stuart Levy's work from 1975-2017 as a professor at the Tufts University School of Medicine and as the Director of the Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance.


This collection is arranged in one series by format, and chronologically where possible.

Immediate Source of Acquisition

Gift of Stuart Levy, 2018, accession number MS-2018-066.

Related Materials

Center for Adaptation Genetics and Drug Resistance Records, 1975-2000. Tufts University. Digital Collections and Archives. Medford, MA.

Processing Information

Processing of this collection was completed by Leah Edelman in 2018. Materials were placed in archival boxes and folders and arranged by format and chronologically where possible. CDs and DVDs were transferred to a stabilization queue for the Digital Archivist. A box-level inventory and series-level description were created, and the finding aid was also created at the time of processing.

Repository Details

Part of the Tufts Archival Research Center Repository

35 Professors Row
Tisch Library Building
Tufts University
Medford Massachusetts 02155 United States