Associate Professor, University of VictoriaBiography
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 Franois 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. Frasers research program creates new chemical tools for studying and disrupting epigenetic stem cell regulation, with the goals of understanding the basic mechanism of epigenetic programming of stem cells, and of creating new treatments for the most aggressive, stem-like cancers of prostate, breast, and blood.