About Chris

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Chris received his B.Sc. (co-op) in 2000 from the University of Waterloo (Ontario, Canada). While at Waterloo, he developed a keen interest in organic and biological chemistry during several internships in the pharmaceutical industry. This inspired him to undertake graduate studies with Prof. Mark Lautens (University of Toronto, 2000-2006), where he developed several valuable new ring-opening and ring-forming reactions and used them to prepare scaffolds for drug discovery efforts with an industrial collaborator. Chris was a post-doctoral fellow with Prof. Stephen Martin at the University of Texas at Austin (2006-2009), where he first developed an interest in diversity-oriented synthesis (DOS) and the preparation of “natural product-like” molecules. In 2009, he joined a new group at the Broad Institute (Cambridge, MA) under the direction of Prof. Stuart Schreiber, with a focus on medicinal chemistry and the development of chemical probes for the interrogation of important biological processes. Chris joined the Department of Chemistry at Marquette in the fall of 2012.

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