Lewis E. Kay

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Lewis Kay
Born (1961-09-26) September 26, 1961 (age 61)
SpouseJulie Forman-Kay

Lewis Edward Kay, OC FRS FRSC (born September 26, 1961) is a Canadian academic and biochemist known for his research in biochemistry and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy for the studies of the structure and behaviour of proteins.[1] He is a professor of molecular genetics, biochemistry and chemistry at the University of Toronto and Senior Scientist in Molecular Medicine at The Hospital for Sick Children.[2]


Kay received a B.Sc. in Biochemistry from the University of Alberta in 1983, a Ph.D. in Molecular Biophysics from Yale University in 1988, and did post-doctoral studies at the National Institutes of Health.[2] In 2020, he was honoured as an international member of the National Academy of Sciences.[3]

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Kay is married to biophysicist Julie Forman-Kay, who studies intrinsically disordered proteins.[7]


  1. ^ "2017 Canada Gairdner Laureates Announced!". March 28, 2017.
  2. ^ a b c d e f g h i j k l "Lewis E. Kay".
  3. ^ "2020 NAS Election". www.nasonline.org.
  4. ^ General, Office of the Secretary to the Governor. "The Governor General of Canada". The Governor General of Canada.
  5. ^ "U of T's Lewis E. Kay named Canada Gairdner International Award Laureate". University of Toronto.
  6. ^ "2019 Honorary Degree Recipients | Okanagan Graduation". graduation.ok.ubc.ca.
  7. ^ "SBGrid Consortium - Member Tale - Julie Forman-Kay - The Hospital for Sick Children, University of Toronto". sbgrid.org. Retrieved May 8, 2021.

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