Summary: organic chemist and associate professor of chemistry at the University of Ottawa considered as a rising star in the field of organic chemistry whose research focused on developing new reactions that avoid unnecessary activation of substances and that can instead directly functionalize C-H bonds of simple molecules and introduce C-C bonds.
Cause of Death: Complications from swine flu
Born: June 27, 1971
Died: November 11, 2009
Location: Ottawa, Canada