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Dean Toste


Dean Toste

University of California, Berkeley, USA

Prof. F. Dean Toste was born in Terceira, Azores, Portugal but soon moved to Toronto Canada where he graduated with a B.Sc. (1993) and M.Sc. (1995) from the University of Toronto. He completed his PhD at Stanford University (2000) under the guidance Professor Barry Trost. After a post-doctoral appointment with Professor Robert Grubbs at the California Institute of Technology, he took a position as an Assistant Professor of Chemistry at the University of California, Berkeley in 2002, where he is currently Gerald K. Branch Distinguished Professor of Chemistry. He is an elected fellow of the Royal Society of Canada – Academy of Science, the United States National Academy of Science and the American Academy of Arts and Science. Prof. Toste was awarded the Tetrahedron Young Investigator Award in 2011.