Jonathan Lewis, MD, PhD
Dr. & Mrs. Lewis
Dr. Lewis is Chairman of the Molecular Ninja Group, and Chief Executive Officer, of Samus Therapeutics. He served as Professor of Surgery and Medicine at Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center. While at Sloan-Kettering he completed his surgical oncology fellowship, and a post-doctoral fellowship in immunology. He was active in soft tissue sarcoma surgery and clinical research, and laboratory and translational research in immunology and EGF family signal transduction. Prior to Sloan Kettering he completed his general surgical residency and PhD in growth factor signal transduction at Yale. He has lead global translational and clinical research in cancer and has helped develop several new drugs in cancer. He has received numerous honors and awards in medicine and science, including the ASCO Young Investigator Award, the Kristen Carr Fellowship, the Yale University Ohse Fellowship, the Royal College of Surgeons Trubshaw Medal, and the Sarcoma Foundation of America Hope and Vision Award. He has served as Director and Chair of several biotechnology companies. He serves as a Director on the Board of POPPA (the Police Organization Providing Peer Assistance) of the New York Police Department (NYPD). He also serves on the Medical Advisory Board of the Sarcoma Foundation of America, and the Scientific Advisory Board of the Combat Wound Initiative and Limb Salvage Program of the Henry Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine. Dr. Lewis was elected the first Life Trustee of the Hope Funds for Cancer Research on December 1, 2015, having formerly served as a board member, Chair of the Scientific Advisory Council, and as the second Chairman of the Board of Trustees.
Mrs. Lewis is a serial entrepreneur, and real estate professional at Higgins Group, a Christie’s International Affiliate. Prior to real estate and opening her own affiliated business, Nanci founded several retail and children’s businesses. Before this she held positions with two Fortune 500 companies in their finance (United Technologies, Sikorsky Aircraft) and corporate planning (Sprague Technologies) departments. Nanci fundraises for several national organizations and charities and has served on the board of several children’s charities. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Broadway Dreams Foundation.