Remembering Professor Alex J. Levine

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We are sad to report that devoted father and loving husband Professor Alex Levine died on July 8, 2022 in Santa Monica. 

Los Angeles Times obituary:

Alex J. Levine

January 25, 1968 – July 8, 2022

Alex J. Levine, devoted father and loving husband, died on July 8, 2022 in Santa Monica.

Alex was born on January 25, 1968 in Los Angeles to Francesca Alexander and Jacob Levine. He grew up in Pacific Palisades and attended Mirman School and Palisades High School. He earned his PhD in physics at UCLA, returning in 2005 as a member of the faculty. He married Catherine Nameth in 2006, and they welcomed their son, Laszlo, in 2012.

Alex was an accomplished and influential scientist who made key contributions to the physics of biological materials such as cell membranes and tissue material. His work has led to important advances in fundamental knowledge and to expanded options for the treatment of disease. He was an inspiring teacher and a vivid storyteller.

Alex was preceded in death by his parents and is survived by his wife and son. His presence will be greatly missed by many. A Requiem Mass will be celebrated at St. Thomas the Apostle, Hollywood on Saturday July 16 at 1pm.

To honor Alex, donations can be made to the Episcopal Diocese of Los Angeles, One Body & One Spirit Annual Appeal or to his son’s college fund, CollegeBound 529. Condolences can be sent to the family at 11740 San Vicente Blvd. Suite 109, Box 241 Los Angeles, CA 90049.


Please direct any questions about the funeral service and/or donations to Dr. Kathleen Micham, Assistant Dean, Physical Sciences, 310-206-9055,