Fillion Synthetic Organic/Organometallic Research Group


University of Waterloo, Waterloo, Ontario, Canada


Description: Description: eric1Professor Eric Fillion


Ph.D. University of Toronto 1994-97

NSERC PDF (with Larry E. Overman)

 University of California, Irvine 1998-2000



Merck Frosst Centre for Therapeutic Research Award 2011

Government  of Ontario Early Researcher Award 2006

AstraZeneca Award in Chemistry 2005

Boehringer-Ingelheim Young Invesigator Award 2003

    Research Corporation Research Innovation Award 2000                                                                                           





Eric Fillion received his undergraduate degree in biochemistry at the Universite de Sherbrooke. After completing his M. Sc. in medicinal chemistry at the Université de Montreal with Professor Denis Gravel, he began his doctoral studies in 1994 at the University of Toronto under the direction of Professor Mark Lautens. He was involved in the synthesis of bridged polyoxacyclic ring systems and studied their sequential ring opening for the preparation of highly functionalized decalin systems. From 1998-2000, he was an NSERC post-doctoral fellow in the laboratories of Professor Larry E. Overman at the University of California, Irvine working on the total synthesis of manzamine A. In August 2000, he joined the Department of Chemistry at the University of Waterloo and initiated a research program in organometallic chemistry.