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People in the News: Tony Pawson


Tony Pawson, winner of the 2008 Kyoto Prize in Basic Sciences and a researcher at Mount Sinai Hospital, has died at the age of 60, according to the Toronto Star.

In 1990, Pawson, a cancer researcher, and his team reported that they uncovered the mechanism of how cells communicate through signal transduction, a finding that led to his Kyoto award.

He was a professor of molecular genetics at the University of Toronto, and a distinguished investigator and former director of research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital.

He received his PhD from King's College London, he pursued postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley, and early in his career he was an assistant professor at the University of British Columbia.