Bioconjugate Chemistry and the ACS Division of Polymeric Materials Science and Engineering (PMSE) are pleased to announce the recipient of this year’s 2020 Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award is CBNS Partner Investigator Professor Jason S. Lewis, of the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center (MSK) in New York City.
Professor Lewis’ research program is a molecular imaging-based program focused on radiopharmaceutical development, as well as the study of multimodality (positron emission tomography, computerized tomography scans, and magnetic resonance imaging) 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. His research interests are focused on the development of new molecular imaging agents for the diagnosis and treatment of cancer. He has published more than 300 papers and reviews in the field of radiochemistry and molecular imaging.
The Bioconjugate Chemistry Lectureship Award is presented annually to recognize outstanding researchers for important recent advances in interfacing synthetic and biological systems. Jason S. Lewis joins a prestigious class of past recipients, including Heather D. Maynard, Wolfgang J. Parak, Matthew B. Francis, and Xiaoyuan Chen. “Jason Lewis is a highly innovative, driving force in the rapidly evolving and critical field of radiopharmaceuticals,” says Vincent Rotello, Ph.D., Editor-in-Chief of Bioconjugate Chemistry.