A cutting-edge leader in the field of cell biology
Dr. Pawson's ground-breaking studies have focused on the signals that are transmitted between cells in the human body and how these forms a pattern of communication. By understanding cellular communication, scientists can track how the pattern of communication can “breakdown” in conditions such as heart disease and immune system deficiencies.
His contributions also extend to the field of cancer research. He discovered that a certain protein molecule plays a critical role in transmitting cancer-inducing signals in malignant cells.