Meet Our New Editor-in-Chief
Professor Jason S. Lewis is the Vice Chair of Research, Chief of the Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences Service, Chief Attending Radiochemist, and Director of the Radiochemistry and Imaging Probe Core in the Department of Radiology at Memorial Hospital for Cancer and Allied Diseases, as well as a Member (Professor equivalent with tenure) within Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. He holds a joint appointment in the Molecular Pharmacology Program and he is the Director of the Radiochemistry & Molecular Imaging Probe Core in the Sloan-Kettering Institute. He also holds appointments as a Professor at the Gerstner Sloan-Kettering Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, New York, NY and the Weill Cornell Medical College, Cornell University, New York, NY. He is an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Biomedical Imaging and Image Guided Therapy, The Medical University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria. Dr. Lewis earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry (1992) and a M.Sc. (1993) in Chemistry from the University of Essex in the laboratory of Professor Jonathan R. Dilworth. He then obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1996 from the University of Kent mentored by Professor Philip J. Blower. His postdoctoral work was with Professors Carolyn J. Anderson and Michael J. Welch at the Washington University School of Medicine (WUSM). Subsequently he joined the WUSM faculty as an Assistant Professor of Radiology at the Mallinckrodt Institute of Radiology (2003-2008). Professor Lewis then joined MSKCC in 2008. He has received a Distinguished Investigator Award from the Academy of Radiology Research (2014), was the 2017 Society of Nuclear Medicine and Molecular Imaging (SNMMI) Michael J. Welch Award winner and won the Paul C. Aebersold Award of the SNMMI (2019). He has been named a Fellow of both the World Molecular Imaging Society (2015) and the SNMMI (2019). He is a Past President of the World Molecular Imaging Society (2014) and President-Elect (2018) of the Society for Radiopharmaceutical Sciences (2019-2021). He is known for his work in radiochemistry in the context of cancer detection and therapy and he has published >250 papers, books, book chapters, and reviews in the field of molecular imaging.