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Durrance LakeFraser Hof

Canada Research Chair in Supramolecular and Medicinal Chemistry
Associate Professor, Department of Chemistry

Career Scholar of the Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research
Member, Centre for Biomedical Research
Member, Centre for Drug Research and Development
Member, Editorial Advisory Board, Canadian Journal of Chemistry


Fraser was born in 1976, raised in Medicine Hat, Alberta, and got his start in chemistry with a B.Sc. at the University of Alberta. In 1998 he moved to warmer climes at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla, California to study supramolecular chemistry with Julius Rebek, Jr. After obtaining his Ph.D. at Scripps, he was a Novartis Foundation (2003) and Human Frontier Science Program (2004) post-doctoral fellow studying medicinal chemistry in the labs of François Diederich at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology (ETH-Zurich). Finally returning home to western Canada, he took up his position at the University of Victoria in 2005. Due mostly to the corrupting influence of an excellent Swiss/European lifestyle,
Fraser takes his greatest pleasures from strong coffee, good wine, the great outdoors, and soccer.


1993-1998
B.Sc. University of Alberta

1998-2003
Ph.D. The Scripps Research Institute (Julius Rebek, Jr.)

2003-2005
Novartis Foundation and Human Frontier Science Program post-doctoral fellow, ETH Zürich (François Diederich)

2005-2011
Assistant Professor, UVic Chemistry

2011-present
Associate Professor, UVic Chemistry



Awards

2012
"Early Excellence" profile, J. Phys. Org. Chem.
Canadian National Committee of IUPAC Travel Award

2011
Canada Research Chair, Tier II

2010
CIHR New Investigator Award
Ichikizaki Award for Young Chemists, Canadian Society for Chemistry

2007
Michael Smith Foundation for Health Research Career Scholar Award

2004   
Human Frontier Science Program post-doctoral fellowship

2003   
Novartis Stiftung post-doctoral fellowship

2002   
Skaggs predoctoral fellowship
Louis R. Jabinson fellowship
R. U. Lemieux seminar award, 85th CSC conference
   
2001
Jairo H. Arévalo award for academic scholarship and achievement
Skaggs predoctoral fellowship
   
2000-2002
NSERC post-graduate fellowship B
   
1998-2000
NSERC post-graduate fellowship A
   
1998
University of Alberta gold medal in chemistry