Team

Dr. John Lewis
President and CEO

Dr. Lewis is the Frank and Carla Sojonky Chair in Prostate Cancer Research at the University of Alberta in Edmonton, Alberta. His research utilizes intravital imaging of the tumour microenvironment to functionally elucidate the “switches” of tumorigenesis, namely tumour neoangiogenesis and the acquisition of tumour cell motility. He is investigating novel nanoparticles that are being developed for the early detection of prostate cancer, drug delivery, and the in vivo study of tumour cell invasion and metastasis. Dr. Lewis trained at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, where he developed targeted molecular imaging technologies. Dr. Lewis holds a Ph.D. in biochemistry from the University of Victoria and has extensive scientific, sales, marketing, and business management experience.

Dr. Andries Zijlstra
CSO

Dr. Zijlstra is Assistant Professor at Vanderbilt University, where he is researching the invasion and metastatic dissemination of malignant neoplasias. Dr. Zijlstra was trained at The Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, CA, where he developed quantitative metastasis and angiogenesis assays. Prior to joining Innovascreen Inc., he worked to develop preclinical technology for cancer screens at Philogen Inc. Dr. Zijlstra holds a Ph.D. in Genetics and Cell Biology from Washington State University and is a prolific author in the field of cancer biology.

Mr. Peter Lewis
CFO

Mr. Lewis draws on over 12 years of business and entrepreneurial experience in developing financial strategies and advising CEOs, Presidents and CFOs. Drawing on a wealth of experience in identifying strategic opportunities, Mr. Lewis has worked with some of the largest publically traded companies in North America to improve their managerial, operating and financial performance through the application of advanced analytics and optimal financial strategy. Mr. Lewis has also held a senior leadership position at a large publically traded Canadian company where he built and developed a best in class analytics organization through the introduction of advanced analytics, sophisticated forecasting and predictive modeling. Mr. Lewis has a track record of developing revenue generating opportunities transforming cost centers into profit centers. Mr. Lewis holds an MBA in Strategy and Marketing from the Schulich School of Business and an Honours Bachelor of Business Administration degree in Finance from Brock University. Mr. Lewis is a Chartered Financial Analyst and a member of the Toronto CFA society.