Stephen Lewis, PhD

Contact Information

10900 Euclid Ave, BRB 831

Cleveland, OH 44106

Phone: 216-369-3482

Fax: 216-368-4223



Stephen J Lewis, PhD


  • Division: Pulmonology, Allergy and Immunology


Dr. Lewis received his undergraduate degree from University of Melbourne in 1978 and earned his doctorate in philosophy from the University of Melbourne in 1982. He has published over 175 papers in specialty journals including 11 publications in 2014.

Research Interests:

Dr. Lewis’ laboratory focuses on the cellular mechanisms by which endogenous thiols (e.g., cysteine, cysteamine and glutathione) and S-nitrosothiols(e.g., S-nitrosocysteine, S-nitrosocysteamine and S-nitrosoglutathione) as well as their synthesis/degradation pathways influence the central and peripheral regulation of microcirculatory and ventilatory systems in rats and mice under both physiological and pathophysiological settings. His lab employs a multi-disciplinary research approach ranging from whole animal physiology and pharmacology to electrophysiology (e.g., whole fiber neural recordings, single cell patch clamping) to cell/molecular biology (e.g., Western blotting, RT-PCR), and have key collaborations with experts in the cell biology, biochemistry and pharmacology of thiol and S-nitrosothiol compounds including Drs. Ben Gaston, Jim Bates, and Lisa Palmer.