Jason S. Lewis
Vice Chairman for Research; Chief, Radiochemistry and Imaging Sciences
Department of Radiology
Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center
Jason Lewis is currently 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. Lewis holds a joint appointment in the Molecular Pharmacology and Chemistry Program at the Sloan-Kettering Institute. He earned a B.Sc. in Chemistry (1992) and a M.Sc. (1993) in Chemistry from the University of Essex and then obtained a Ph.D. in Biochemistry in 1996 from the University of Kent. Lewis’ 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). He then joined MSKCC in 2008. Lewis’ research program is a molecular imaging-based program focused on radiopharmaceutical development as well as the study of multimodality (PET, CT & MRI) small- and biomolecule-based agents and their clinical translation. He has worked on the development of small molecules targeting aberrant metabolism, as well as radiolabeled peptides and antibodies probing the overexpression of receptors and antigens on tumors. Lewis has published more than 130 peer-reviewed articles as well as numerous book chapters and reviews. His research is supported by grants from the United States Department of Defense, the National Institutes of Health, industry and philanthropic sources.
VIEW Webcast Tutorial
Dr. Lewis' tutorial focuses on Radiouclide Production with Reactors, Accelerators, and Generators.
Webcast viewers will learn:
-the basics of how medical isotopes are produced and utilized; and
-the main issues associated with domestic medical isotope supply.