Ekundayo Stephen Samuel, a Ph.D. student at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Ibadan, has been selected to be part of the 2020 class of CAS Future Leaders.
Thirty early-career scientists from 18 countries will participate in the 2020 elite class of scholars, organized by CAS, which is a division of the American Chemical Society.
CAS aims to expand the professional networks of up-and-coming Ph.D. students and postdoctoral researchers from around the world who are shaping the future of scientific information and innovation.
In a document seen by InsideOyo.com, the awardees will collaborate on “new initiatives to support the scientific community, exchange ideas about the role of information within the research process, and hear from industry and academic leaders about the role of science in the global economy, academia, and the media.”
Participants will also attend the ACS national meeting in San Francisco in August 2020.
Who is Ekundayo Stephen Samuel?
Ekundayo is research in Phyto-medicine, toxicology, and cancer at the University of Ibadan.
His current project is based on the isolation and characterization of bioactive compounds from the medicinal plant as a potential therapy in cancer treatment.
In 2016, he bagged his M.Sc. Biochemistry; Cancer Research and Molecular Biology from the same University of Ibadan.
Other shortlisted across the globe: Shuangshuang Chen, Tongji University; Camila Manoel Crnkovic, University of São Paulo; Carina Crucho, Instituto Superior Técnico; Maria Dueñas, Newcastle University; Parinaz Fathi, University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; Aurelien Forget, Albert Ludwig University of Freiburg; Fun Man Fung, National University of Singapore; Carol Hua, University of Melbourne; David Izuogu, University of Cambridge; Safia Jilani, Georgetown University; Pamela Johnson, University of Kansas; Yu Kitazawa, Shinshu University; Johnny Lee, Stony Brook University; Caitlin Miron, McGill University; Monica Ohnsorg, University of Minnesota; Nicholas Orchanian, University of Southern California; Fatemeh Ostadhossein, Stanford University; Rebecca Pinals, University of California, Berkeley; Cassandra Reese, Los Alamos National Laboratory; Andrew Rosen, Northwestern University; Mohit Saraf, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur; Nadja Simeth, University of Groningen; Makeda Tekle-Smith, Princeton University; Zachary Thammavongsy, Chapman University; Agnes Thorarinsdottir, Harvard University; Joshua Tropp, University of Southern Mississippi; Rosa Vasquez Espinoza, University of Michigan; Juliana Vidal, Memorial University of Newfoundland; and Jonathan Wojciechowski, Imperial College London.
Dr. Ekundayo Samuel said he is looking forward to meeting with great minds CAS Future Leaders in Ohio and San Francisco, USA.
“University of Ibadan the first and truly the best. Many thanks to my Supervisor, Professor Oyeronke Adunni Odunola for an award winning letter of recommendation in the competition,” he noted in a Facebook post.