LOGIC 2018 Panelist: Dr. Reshma N. Singh


Last but certainly not least, we are happy to introduce Dr. Reshma N. Singh as one of our panelists. The panel discussion will be taking place on Sunday May 26th in the Shaw Conference Centre Saloon 2.

After graduating with a Bachelor of Science degree in Chemistry from the University of Guyana in 2006, Reshma Singh spend three and half years working in the food industry as a Quality Control and Assurance Chemist. In 2009, she became a graduate student in Dr. Jed Harrison’s research group at the University of Alberta. Her Ph.D. research focused on the detection of small molecules using silicon and cobalt nano columned-thin films and LASER desorption/ionization.

In 2015, she joined Agriculture and Agri-Food Canada (AAFC) as a Research Participant working on an Alberta Innovates grant entitled “Addressing food quality challenges in Alberta’s aquaculture industry”. Her focus was the detection and quantification of off-flavour compounds using Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry. In 2016, Reshma became a Federal Postdoctoral fellow at AAFC’s Lacombe Research Centre, with her work switching to the detection and identification of flavour compounds in meat.

Interested in learning more about Dr. Singh? There are still tickets available for the Sunday of the LOGIC 2018 meeting – sign up here before they run out!

LOGIC 2018 Panelist: Dr. Jillian Buriak

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We are very glad to welcome Dr. Jillian Buriak to our panel discussion on Sunday May 27th! We look forward to hearing about Dr. Buriak’s role as Professor of Chemistry at the University of Alberta and Editor-in-Chief at Chemistry of Materials.

Dr. Jillian Buriak began her career at Harvard University where she acquired her AB degree in 1990. She then moved to Université Louis Pasteur in Strasbourg to complete her PhD, before taking up a postdoctoral position at the Scripps Research Institute in La Jolla. Dr. Buriak began her professorship at Purdue University and joined the Chemistry Department at the University of Alberta in 2003. Shortly after, she was elected a Fellow of the Royal Society of Chemistry.

Dr. Buriak holds the Canada Research Chair of Nanomaterials for Energy, and the Alberta Innovates Industry Chair in Solar Energy and Solar Fuels. Her research has resulted in 11,000 citations, and ranges from materials for energy applications (solar energy conversion, water splitting), self-assembly on technologically relevant semiconductor surfaces, and mechanistic surface chemistry and functionalization on surfaces such as silicon and other semiconductors. Dr. Buriak plays a very active role in scholarly journals. She was on the Board of Reviewing Editors (BoRE) at Science from 2003 to 2008, was an Associate Editor at ACS Nano from 2009 to 2013, and in 2014, became the Editor-in- Chief of the American Chemical Society journal, Chemistry of Materials, where she leads a team of 21 associate editors, and handles 6,000 papers per year.

Dr. Buriak is a strong voice for women in STEM – we highly recommend following her on Twitter. Don’t miss out on what is sure to be a fruitful discussion! Register for LOGIC 2018 – TODAY IS THE LAST DAY!

LOGIC 2018 Panelist: Dr. Lisa A. Shipley

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We are excited to continue introducing our invited speakers for LOGIC 2018! Dr. Lisa A. Shipley will be joining our Sunday morning panel taking place at the Shaw Conference Centre. Don’t miss your chance to hear about her fascinating career path – register via the CSC website before April 24th!

Dr. Shipley is Vice President of Pharmacokinetics, Pharmacodynamics and Drug Metabolism in Merck Research Laboratories. She is responsible for the all Preclinical ADME, Bioanalytics and Quantitative Pharmacology and Pharmacometrics activities at Merck research sites and support of all programs from discovery through post product launch.  Prior to joining Merck in 2008, Dr. Shipley spent the over 20 years at Eli Lilly and Company in roles of increasing responsibility including the positions of executive director, Lean Six Sigma and vice president Drug Disposition, PK/PD and Trial Simulations. Dr. Shipley obtained her undergraduate degree from McDaniel College and her doctoral degree in Pharmacology and Toxicology from the University of Maryland at Baltimore. Her postdoctoral training was conducted at the Walter Reed Army Institute of Research as a National Research Council Fellow elucidating the metabolism and pharmacokinetics of antileishmanial and antimalarial drugs under development by the U.S. Army.

Dr. Shipley has authored or co-authored three book chapters, over 25 journal articles, 40 abstracts on drug metabolism, pharmacokinetics, analytical assay development, and drug disposition and has been granted five patents. She has chaired sessions at the Gordon Research Conference in Drug Metabolism, the Society of Toxicology, the American Association of Pharmaceutical Sciences, International Conference on Drug Development, PhRMA workshops and the Drug Information Association. She has served as the chair of the Drug Metabolism Technical Group within the Pharmaceutical Research and Manufacturing Association (2007-09), a member of the IQ Consortium and as a member of the International Society of  the Study of Xenobiotics Council (2010-12). She has also served as a reviewer for Drug Metabolism and Disposition, Journal of Clinical Pharmacology, the Journal of Chromatography and Toxicology and Applied Pharmacology, and a lecturer for the University of Indiana School of Medicine and Purdue University. She was awarded the 2000-2001 Chairman’s Ovation Award for leadership in motivating and developing people, the LRL President’s Award for Diversity in 2007, the Chairman’s Award in Environmental Health and Safety in 2013 and was awarded the NAFE Women of Excellence Healthcare Champion in 2017.

LOGIC 2018 Plenary Speaker: Dr. Mita Dasog

We are pleased to announce one of our plenary speakers for LOGIC 2018 – Dr. Mita Dasog from Dalhousie University!
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Dr. Mita Dasog obtained her Bachelors of Science in 2009 from the University of Saskatchewan. She then moved to the University of Alberta to begin her Doctoral studies with Dr. Jonathan Veinot where she focused on the syntheses, properties, and applications of silicon based nano/micromaterials and thin films. After a short stay at Technical University of Munich as a Green Talents visiting scholar, Dr. Dasog went on to hold an NSERC post-doctoral fellowship with Dr. Nathan Lewis at the California Institute of Technology, where she studied the interaction of light with semiconductors. She joined the Dalhousie University Chemistry Department in July 2016 as an Assistant Professor.

Since beginning her independent career in 2016, Prof. Dasog’s research interests include the solid-state synthesis of functional nanomaterials, mesostructures for solar light harvesting, and printable thin conducting oxide (TCO) nanoparticle inks. Dasog has received numerous awards including the Canadian Council of University Chemistry Chairs (CCUCC) Chemistry Doctoral Award, the CSC Award for Graduate Work in Inorganic Chemistry, a “Top 25” Global Young Scientists in Sustainable Research award sponsored by the German Federal Ministry, and was recently listed among top 150 Canadian women in STEM fields by hEr_VOLUTION, a non-profit organization.

She will be joining us on Saturday May 26th to share her inspiring path to a career in chemistry. Registration for LOGIC 2018 is now open, sign up here!