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Anthony Pawson

Anthony Pawson
BornOctober 18 1952 (1952-10-18) (age 60)
Maidstone, England
Nationality United Kingdom
FieldGenetics, microbiology
InstitutionsMount Sinai Hospital, Toronto
Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute
University of Toronto
Alma materUniversity of Cambridge
King's College London
Known forCellular signal transduction
Notable prizesWolf Prize in Medicine (2005)

Anthony James Pawson, OC, O.Ont, CH, FRS, FRSC, Ph.D., (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 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


  • Elaine Smith. "Professor named to Order of Companions of Honour", news@UofT, University of Toronto, 5 July 2006. Retrieved on 2007-09-18. 
  • Anthony Pawson - OC, O.Ont, Ph.D, FRS, FRSC. Canadian Institutes of Health Research (17 April 2007). Retrieved on 2007-09-18.

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