Interview with Alexander Speed

This Young Career Focus presents Alexander W. H. Speed (Dalhousie University, Canada).

Alex Speed received his BSc degree (2006) at Dalhousie University, in Halifax, Nova Scotia (Canada) where he was exposed to chemistry research on a variety of summer projects, first with Professor James Pincock, then with Professor Jean Burnell. In 2008, he joined the Evans group at Harvard for his PhD, where he worked on the synthesis of the natural products peloruside A and spiro-prorocentrimine. This period was followed by a postdoctoral stay in the group of Professor Amir Hoveyda at Boston College (USA) before Alex returned to Dalhousie University as an assistant professor in the summer of 2015, initiating a program to explore main-group chemistry in organic synthesis.

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