Lewis Kay

Lewis Kay


  • Fellow
  • Molecular Architecture of Life


  • University of Toronto
Departments of Chemistry, Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics


  • Canada


PhD (Molecular Biophysics), Yale University
BSc (Biochemistry), University of Alberta


Lewis Kay’s laboratory focuses on the development of nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) techniques to study the structure and dynamics of large molecules, especially proteins. The group’s goal is to apply these NMR techniques to solve problems of biological and clinical importance. The findings have implications for our understanding of diseases and how to cure or prevent them.


Canadian Society for Chemistry E. W. R. Steacie Award, 2013
RSC Khorana Prize, 2012
Royal Society (London), 2010
Premier's Discovery Award, 2008
Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada, 2006

Relevant Publications

Sekhar, A. et al. "Thermal fluctuations of immature SOD1 lead to separate folding and misfolding pathways." Elife 4 (June 2015).