Mark Lewis is the Centre's Director. He has built an international reputation in mathematical biology and ecology and holds a Senior Canada Research Chair in Mathematical Biology at the University of Alberta.

As former President of the International Society for Mathematical Biology and member of the Board of Directors of the Pacific Institute for Mathematical Science, Dr. Lewis is familiar with the governance of academic bodies.  His work has been recognized by numerous fellowships, including the Sloan and US National Young Investigator awards.

As editorial board member of three international journals in mathematical biology and two in applied math, he is well connected to international mathematical biology research.  He has co-written three books in mathematical biology and is working on a fourth.