Dr. Lewis Kay

Lewis Kay Elected to the U.S. National Academy of Sciences

1 May 2020|

Our esteemed colleague Lewis Kay has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences for his remarkable work on multidimensional NMR.


This is an enormous accomplishment and a rarity for scientists outside the United States (or inside the United States for that matter).

Lewis Kay received an honorary degree from UBC, Okanagan!

12 July 2019|

Professor Lewis Kay was awarded an honorary Doctor of Science degree from UBC, Okanagan campus, for his “pioneering research in biochemistry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy” at the 2019 Spring Convocation. Congratulations!

Click here to read the full announcement

Lewis Kay: “We must continue to nurture the next generation of scientists”

23 May 2018|

In a recent article in the Globe and Mail, Dr. Lewis Kay discusses why it is important to continue to nurture the next generation of scientists.

Click here to read the full article.

Lewis Kay wins the 2018 Gerhard Herzberg Canada Gold Medal!

2 May 2018|

Congratulations to Professor Lewis Kay for receiving the Gerhard Herzberg Gold Medal!

The full story is featured on UofT New, the Globe and Mail, and the CBC News.

An image of models for two conformations of the AAA+ chaperone VAT, built into cryo-EM density maps.

Protein unfolding machinery visualized

9 August 2016|

Using a combined cryo-EM and solution NMR approach the laboratories of John Rubinstein and Lewis Kay have determined the structure and equilibrium distribution of two unique conformers along the ATP hydrolysis cycle of the AAA+ unfoldase VAT. The paper published in PNAS (http://www.pnas.org/content/113/29/E4190.abstract) lends insight into how this class of molecular machines are able to convert the chemical energy of ATP hydrolysis into the mechanical force required […]

Dr. Lewis Kay

Special Issue of the Journal of Biomolecular NMR on the Occasion of Lewis Kay’s 50th Birthday

9 December 2011|

In the Editorial introducing this special issue , Kevin Gardner, Anthony Mittermeier and Frans Mulder note that Lewis is being honoured for his “innovative contributions to biomolecular NMR spectroscopy, as well as for his role as inspirer for a large group of young research professionals.”

They further comment that “Lewis has consistently been a pioneer in the development of novel methods essential to increasing the size […]