Fly Fishing People: Tony Pawson

February 20, 2009 By: Marshall Cutchin

Tony Pawson is Distinguished Investigator at Mount Sinai Hospital’s Samuel Lunenfeld Research Institute. He studies cell communication, a branch of science that has become critical in immunology, cancer research and evolutionary biology. He also fly fishes. “There is a lot of similarity between fishing and doing science in the sense that a lot of it is, you know, just keeping going. (Laughs) As they say, you can’t catch fish without having your fly in the water. But it’s also being alert to subtle things. Often, in science, the most important things can reveal themselves in the littlest ways.” Megan Ogilvie in Canada’s Toronto Star.