Nigeria – Virtual Event
ACS on Campus will be hosting our next Virtual event geared towards our audience in Nigeria! This event will be in collaboration with local student chapters and multiple divisions of ACS.
At this 1.5-hour event, you’ll hear from specialists on tips to help your research, including ChemIDP demonstrations and Resume Review tips. Hear from local representatives of the ACS Nigeria chapters and get the chance to network with student chapters, professors, and hear from two native Nigerian CAS Future Leaders 2020 and their career paths.
All attendees will receive a participation certificate and access to download valuable resources after the event.
Monday, October 26, 2020
14:00-15:30 WAT | 9:00-10:30 EST
All times are local time in Nigeria (GMT+1).
Professor Joshua Obaleye, ACS Nigeria Chapter
ACS ChemIDP: Planning Your Career
Joerg Schlatterer, Ph.D., Senior Manager, ACS Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Office
Professor Momoh Yakubu, Tenured Professor, Texas Southern University, United States
CAS Future Leaders Panel
- David Chukwuma Izuogu, University of Cambridge, UK
- Ekundayo Stephen Samuel, University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Student Chapters Breakout Session
Closing Remarks & ACS Resources
Momoh A. Yakubu, Ph.D.
Tenured Professor of Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology, Texas Southern University, Houston TX, United States
Tenured Professor of Pharmacology and Environmental Toxicology in the Department of Environmental and Interdisciplinary Sciences, Professor of Pharmaceutics and Health Sciences, Senior Scientist and Head, Vascular Biology Unit, Center for Cardiovascular Diseases, College of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Texas Southern University, Houston – Texas. Dr. Yakubu employs interdisciplinary research approach integrating environmental, biological, pharmacological and toxicological analysis to meet the challenges of integrated medical and environmental concerns. Dr. Yakubu is twice a recipient of Carnegie Fellowship to the University of Ibadan, Nigeria Summer 2015 and University of Abuja, Nigeria Summer 2017. He is a member of Mission Connect – a Neurotrauma Translation Research Group a part of TIRR Foundation, Collaborates with the Child Nutrition Research Center of Baylor College of Medicine/ Texas Children Hospital, Texas Medical Center, and several other professional scientific bodies; American Society of Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics, Society of Toxicology, Association of African Biomedical Scientists.
Ekundayo Stephen Samuel
CAS Future Leaders 2020
University of Ibadan, Nigeria
Ekundayo had his first degree in veterinary medicine and master’s in biochemistry from the University of Ibadan, Nigeria. He is currently a doctoral student in the laboratory of Professor Oyeronke Odunola in the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan. He is developing alternative therapies for either preventing or indeed treating cancer by isolating and characterising bioactive compounds from medicinal plants. His research is also addressing the lack of mechanistic information on the role of those active compounds in cancer. Ekundayo is a University of Ibadan Scholar (graduated with distinctions in veterinary medicine) and a 2017 Commonwealth Split-site Ph.D. Scholar to the University of Bath, United Kingdom.
David Chukwuma Izuogu
CAS Future Leaders 2020
University of Cambridge, United Kingdom
David was born in Agbor, Delta Sate, Nigeria, and obtained his BSc in pure and industrial chemistry jointly from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Hokkaido University, Japan. He went ahead to do two separate master’s degrees in inorganic chemistry and nanoscience of advance metal complexes at the University of Nigeria, Nsukka, and Tohoku University, Japan, respectively. He is currently doing a Ph.D. in computational chemistry at the University of Cambridge. David uses computational and experimental techniques to investigate molecular designs and interactions around lanthanide ions needed for enhanced single-molecule magnets (SMM) behaviour for applications in quantum computing, information processing and data storage under the supervision of Dr. Alex Thom. He is leading a series of capacity building through science education/research in developing countries through a non-profit organization he founded, the Africa of Our Dream Initiative. His interest in entrepreneurship has seen him pursue new start-ups to address global problems like counterfeits across industries while in Cambridge.
Joerg Schlatterer, Ph.D.
Senior Manager, ACS Student & Postdoctoral Scholars Office
Joerg Schlatterer, Ph.D., is the head of the ACS Student and Postdoctoral Scholars Office and the Contributing Editor for the Graduate & Postdoctoral Chemist magazine. Prior to that, he served as a program director in the NSF Division of Graduate Education in Arlington, VA. Dr. Schlatterer received his Ph.D. from the University of Heidelberg. He loves dancing Argentine Tango, playing music, and taking long walks with his wife, Sarah.