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Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…
In Memoriam

Remembering Banting Alumni, “founding father of genetics”…

Dr. Lou Siminovitch (Discovery Award recipient 1958) was a lover of science – an outstanding Canadian scientist who made brilliant contributions to cell virology, stem cell research and the field of genetics. As a scientific visionary, he mentored and influenced several generations of scientists, which will surely have a lasting impact for generations to come. Dr. Siminovitch also held positions at Hospital for Sick Children and the Lunenfeld-Tannenbaum Research Institute, which he founded in 1985.

Dr. Siminovitch passed away on April 6, 2021, at the age of 100 years old, weeks before his 101st birthday.

Read more on Dr. Siminovitch:

  • Celebrating the 100th Birthday of Dr. Lou Siminovitch https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fOj5DKGHo4Y
  • https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Louis_Siminovitch
  • https://www.utoronto.ca/news/memoriam-louis-siminovitch-father-genetic-research-canada
  • https://www.theglobeandmail.com/canada/article-legendary-scientist-dr-louis-siminovitch-shaped-research-in-canada/
  • https://www.cdnmedhall.org/inductees/louissiminovitch