April 6th marks one year since the passing of Dr. Lou Siminovitch. Lou was a molecular biologist who played an instrumental role in some of the most important medical discoveries of the century. The Siminovitch Prize was founded in 2000 by friends and colleagues to honour this great man and his playwright wife, Elinore.
Lou loved the Siminovitch Prize and delighted in what it stands for and supports. He also relished the chance to speak with the finalists each year. He had an uncontainable curiosity about almost every person he met, a truly scientific desire to understand each one as an individual, and in the particular case of the finalists, to explore who inspired them, why they create, and what they dream.
Today we remember Lou’s legacy.