Kelvin Kenneth Ogilvie

Organic Chemistry

Synthesized (RNA) ribonucleic acid, and invented the drug ganciclovir

"The more we understand the world around us at the molecular level, the greater the role of chemistry in helping us further unravel life's secrets and bring opportunities including better health and nutrition to all societies."

Birthdate
November 6, 1942

Birthplace
Summerville, Nova Scotia

Residence
Canning, Nova Scotia

Family Members

    Other Interests
    Golf is now Ogilvie's favorite sport, but he loves most general sports (baseball, softball, tennis, hand ball, squash). He currently enjoys fishing, especially for striped bass. Ogilvie lives in the country and works his large wooded property as a hobby. He also supports local organizations and speaks extensively on innovation and economic opportunities in the "environmental economy".

    Title
    Emeritus Professor of Chemistry

    Office
    K20 Consulting

    Status
    Semi-retired

    Degrees
    • BSc (Honours) Acadia University, 1964
    • PhD Northwestern University, Evanston, Illinois 1968

    Awards
    • Buck-Whitney Medal, 1983
    • Manning Principal award, 1991
    • Order of Canada, CM, 1991
    • Steacie Fellow, 1992

    Mentor

    Robert Letsinger, graduate supervisor at Northwestern University.


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    November 16, 2010

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