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    Dr Shahila Mehboob Christie: "Improving Public Health through Development of Novel Therapeutics: My Scientific Journey from Academia into the Startup World"

    November 16, 2018
    5:30 PM to 9:00 PM
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    University of Illinois at Chicago, Mol. Biol. Res. Bldg.
    901 S. Marshfield Ave.
    Chicago, IL 60607
    http://bcmg.com.uic.edu/aboutus/contactus.html
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    Shahila Mehboob Christie, PhD

    - Co-Founder and COO, Neugenica -

    "Improving Public Health through Development of Novel Therapeutics:
    My Scientific Journey from Academia into the Startup World"

    ABSTRACT

    As a research faculty at the University of Illinois, Chicago, I was actively involved in drug discovery and development in the area of infectious diseases.  During this time one of my projects resulted in the discovery of a new antibiotic scaffold and I was presented with an opportunity to venture out into the startup space. I welcomed the opportunity and helped setup Novalex Therapeutics as a spinout from the university. This experience had an enormous impact on my personal growth and helped me discover my passion of being at the intersection of science and business. I have since founded a second startup called Neugenica. This talk will focus on the scientific story of my projects as well as my personal journey.

    PROGRAM

    • 5:30 - 6:30  Registration, Social hour, and Poster Session
    • 6:30 - 7:30  Dinner 
    • 7:30 - 7:45  Announcements
    • 7:45 - 8:30  Lecture by Dr. Shahila Mehboob Christie

    LOCATIONS:

    • MAIN SITE (With live speaker): Univ. of Illnois at Chicago
    • STREAMING LOCATION #1: College of Lake County, Southlake Campus (Vernon Hills, IL)
    • STREAMING LOCATION #2: North Central College (Naperville, IL)
    STREAMING LOCATION #3: Purdue University Northwest (Hammond, IN)

    POSTER SESSION

    Undergraduates will present posters describing their research, and the best one will win a prize! Register your poster here:

     ** https://chicagoacs.org/form.php?form_id=43&c=1 **

     

     

     


    DINNER - Depends on location:

    MAIN SITE: UIC BUFFET:
    Herb Roasted Chicken
    Vegetable Lasagna in Tomato Cream Sauce
    Garden Tossed Salad with Dressing
    Roasted Vegetable Medley
    Roasted Potatoes with Garlic and Rosemary

    REMOTE SITE #1 CLC - Southlake
    Panera box meal, choice of
    • Turkey (Oven roasted turkey, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions, Basil Pesto,  pure mayo, spicy mustard, salt and pepper on  Asiago Cheese Focaccia. Served with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage.)
    • Vegetarian (Zesty sweet Peppadew piquant peppers, feta cheese, cucumbers, lettuce, vine-ripened tomatoes, red onions and cilantro-jalapeno hummus with salt and pepper on thin sliced Tomato Basil. Served with potato chips, pickle, a cookie and beverage.)

    REMOTE SITE #2 NCC
    No dinner provided, but you are welcome to bring your own
    REMOTE SITE #3 Purdue Northwest
    No dinner provided, but you are welcome to bring your own

    RESERVATIONS:

    Dinner Registration Deadline: 12:00 Noon on Tuesday, November 13
    Lecture-only Registration Deadline: 12:00 noon Thursday, November 15

    QUESTIONS OR NON-WEB RESERVATIONS?  Please contact the Section Office via phone (847-391-9091) or email (chicagoacs@ameritech.net).

    BIOGRAPHY

    Dr. Mehboob Christie obtained her Bachelor’s and Master’s degree from Bangalore University, India with a focus on Physics, Chemistry and Mathematics and specialized in Biochemistry during the Master’s Program. She then moved to the United States to pursue her PhD at Loyola University in Chicago. Here she worked with Dr. Leslie Fung in the Biophysical Chemistry area. During her postdoc years at the University of Illinois Chicago, College of Pharmacy, she gained expertise in Structural Biology and Enzymology and entered the area of drug discovery and development. As a Research Assistant Professor she focused on discovering new antimicrobials. She then moved into the entrepreneurial space by founding Novalex Therapeutics as a spinout from the University of Illinois, Chicago. Here she led the research and development efforts as the Vice-President of Science. She recently founded a second startup called Neugenica and is currently managing it as the CEO. 


    MAIN LOCATION - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    LIVE LECTURE:

    University of Illinois at Chicago
    Molecular Biology Research Building (MBRD), Room 1017
    Enter at 901 S. Marshfield Ave. (Formal address 900 S. Ashland Ave.)
    Chicago, IL 60607

    Map & Directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/uic_mbrb_mapdir.pdf

    PARKING: ~$9.00 cash/credit

    Campus parking structure at Paulina & Taylor
    915 S. Paulina
    Chicago, IL 60607


    STREAMING LOCATIONS - DIRECTIONS and PARKING:

    STREAMING LOCATION #1:

    College of Lake County, Southlake Campus
    Room V336-340
    1120 S. Milwaukee Ave.
    Vernon Hills, IL 60061-3195

    Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/clc_southlake_mapdir.pdf 

    PARKING: Free

    STREAMING LOCATION #2:

    North Central College
    Wendtz Science Center, Room 356
    131 S. Loomis St.
    Naperville, IL 60540

    Map and directions: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/ncc_sciencecenter.pdf

    PARKING: Free

    STREAMING LOCATION #3:

    Purdue University Northwest
    Gyte Building, Room 240
    2200 169th St.
    Hammond, IN  46323

    Map: http://chicagoacs.org/images/downloads/Maps_of_venues/purduenw_map.pdf

    PARKING: Free

    Tickets

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - Member

    $15.00 MAIN SITE - AIChE Member

    $17.00 MAIN SITE - Non-member

    $0.00 MAIN SITE - Lecture only

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1, CLC - Member ticket

    $15.00 REMOTE SITE #1, CLC - AIChE Member

    $17.00 REMOTE SITE #1, CLC - Non-member ticket

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #1, CLC - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #2, NCC - Lecture-only

    $0.00 REMOTE SITE #3, Purdue NW - Lecture only

    $0.00 Individual Donation

    $0.00 Company Sponsorship

    $0.00 Donation to Project SEED

    $15.00 T-shirt: CHICAgO Elements

    $10.00 Tote bag: CHICAgO elements - blue