People in the News: Tony Pawson

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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.

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