Anthony Pawson

Anthony Pawson

Infobox Scientist
name = Anthony Pawson

birth_date = birth date and age|1952|10|18
birth_place = Maidstone, England
nationality = UK
field = Genetics, microbiology
work_institutions = Mount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
University of Toronto
alma_mater = University of Cambridge
King's College London
doctoral_advisor =
doctoral_students =
known_for = Cellular signal transduction
influences =
influenced =
prizes = Wolf Prize in Medicine (2005)
footnotes =

Anthony James Pawson CH OC OOnt FRS FRSC (born October 18 1952) is a British-born Canadian microbiologist whose research has revolutionized the understanding of signal transduction, and the molecular mechanisms by which cells respond to external cues.

Born in Maidstone, England, he received an MA in biochemistry from the University of Cambridge and received a Ph.D. in 1976 from King's College London. From 1976 to 1980 he pursued postdoctoral work at the University of California, Berkeley. From 1981 to 1985, he was Assistant Professor at the University of British Columbia.

Pawson is a Distinguished Investigator and former Director of Research at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute of Mount Sinai Hospital and Professor in the Department of Medical Genetics and Microbiology at the University of Toronto both of which he joined in 1985.

Honours and awards

* 1994 Gairdner Foundation International Award
* 1994 Fellow of the Royal Society of London and the Royal Society of Canada
* 1998 Pezcoller Foundation-AACR International Award for Cancer Research
* 1998 Dr H.P. Heineken Prize for Biochemistry and Biophysics.
* 1998 The Royal Society of Canada Flavelle Medal for meritorious achievement in biological science
* 2000 Officer of the Order of Canada
* 2004 Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize from Columbia University
* 2005 Wolf Prize in Medicine
* 2005 Order of Ontario
* 2006 Companion of Honour
* 2007 Premiers Summit Award
* 2007 University of Chicago Howard Taylor Ricketts Award
* 2008 Kyoto Prize - "Japan's Nobel"



External links

* [ Anthony Pawson official website] at the Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
* [ The Official Site of Louisa Gross Horwitz Prize]

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