Louis Siminovitch

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Louis Siminovitch
Born(1920-05-15)May 15, 1920
DiedApril 6, 2021(2021-04-06) (aged 100)
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
Alma materMcGill University
Known forMolecular biology, genetics
AwardsOrder of Canada
Order of Ontario
Flavelle Medal (1978)
Scientific career
InstitutionsOntario Cancer Institute
Hospital for Sick Children Research Institute
Samuel Lunenfeld Institute at Mount Sinai Hospital
University of Toronto
Notable studentsJoyce Taylor-Papadimitriou

Louis Siminovitch, CC OOnt FRSC FRS (May 15, 1920 – April 6, 2021) was a Canadian molecular biologist. He was a known figure in human genetics, researcher into the genetic basis of muscular dystrophy and cystic fibrosis, and helped create Ontario programs about roots of cancer.[1]

Siminovitch was born in Montreal, Quebec. He studied at Pasteur Institute in Paris and at McGill University. He joined the University of Toronto and worked there from 1956 to 1985. In 2012, he was made a member of the Order of Ontario.[2] Siminovitch died on April 6, 2021 in Toronto, aged 100.[3]

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  1. "History — Molecular Genetics - University of Toronto".
  2. "27 Appointees Named To Ontario's Highest Honour".
  3. Dr. Lou Siminovitch (1920–2021)

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