Mark Lautens was born in Hamilton and attended the University of Guelph for his B.Sc. and subsequently obtained his Ph.D. at the University of Wisconsin-Madison where he worked with Barry M. Trost. Following postdoctoral studies at Harvard with David Evans he joined the faculty at the University of Toronto in 1987. He was promoted to Professor in 1994 and has held the AstraZeneca Endowed Chair since 1998. From 2003-2013 he was an NSERC/Merck Frosst Industrial Research Chair. He is currently University Professor and J.B. Jones Distinguished Professor. His work is in the area of catalysis, synthesis, the discovery of new asymmetric reactions and the application of new reactions to the synthesis of medicinally interesting targets. More than 175 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows have worked in his laboratory and even more undergraduates including visitors from 10 countries. His students have published >335 papers and reviews. Among his awards are the CIC Medal, Alexander von Humboldt Award, Pedler Medal from the CSC, CIC Catalysis Award, Cope Scholar, Sloan Fellowship and E.W.R. Steacie Fellowship. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada and and Officer of the Order of Canada
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