Dr. Tony Pawson - Unlocking the language of cells to help fight diseases like Cancer
Mount Sinai''s Dr. Tony Pawson was recently named a Kyoto Prize Laureate by The Inamori Foundation of Kyoto, Japan. Dr. Pawson, the first Canadian to win this award, is a world leader in signal transduction - the way in which cells control one another''s behaviour through chemical signals. It is a real endorsement of scientific discovery in the fight against diseases such as cancer.
The Kyoto Prize is an international award that honours those who have contributed significantly to the scientific, cultural and spiritual betterment of humankind. It is awarded annually to recipients working in advanced technology, basic sciences, and arts and philosophy. This latest honour for Dr. Pawson was preceded by his 2006 induction into the Canadian Medical Hall of Fame, and his naming to the Order of the Companions of Honour by Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II.