BOD BIO

Graham Bodwell was born in Epsom, UK, on June 28, 1962.  He moved to Canada in 1971 and graduated from high school in 1979.  He studied chemistry at the University of Victoria (co-op program) and obtained a B.Sc. (Hons., Co-op) in Chemistry in 1984.  His Honours and subsequent M.Sc. research with Prof. Reg Mitchell spawned a life-long interest cyclophane chemistry.  Following the completion of his M.Sc. in 1986, he moved to Braunschweig, West Germany, to conduct doctoral work under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Henning Hopf.  Again, his research had to do with cyclophane chemistry.  After earning his doctorate (Dr. rer. nat., with distinction), he crossed the Channel to join the group of Dr. Stephen Davies at Oxford University, where he worked in the area of asymmetric synthesis.  In 1992, he accepted an Assistant Professor position at Memorial University of Newfoundland.  Prof. Bodwell was tenured and promoted to Associate Professor in 1997 and then promoted to Full Professor in 2001.  In 2013, he was awarded the title of University Research Professor.  Dr. Bodwell was the 2005 recipient of the Merck-Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research Award.  In 2013, he was awarded the title of University Research Professor.

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