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CIC Pride in STEM Social
Join us on Tuesday, June 29, 2021, at 12 PM ET for CIC Pride in STEM Social. Connect with talented 2SLGBTQ+ scientists and engineers to receive valuable resources and tools to help you along your career path while also networking with likeminded individuals and allies.

This event is hosted by the Chemical Institute of Canada in partnership with Pride in STEM.

Pride in STEM
A charitable trust run by an independent group of 2SLGBTQ+ scientists & engineers from around the world.

Jun 29, 2021 12:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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Dr. Tiago Vieira
Director @Gilead Sciences
Dr. Vieira (he/him) obtained his BSc in Chemistry in 2000 at the University of Sao Paulo, Brazil. He remained at the same university to pursue his PhD in Synthetic Organic Chemistry. In 2005 he joined Prof. Howard Alper’s group as a postdoc fellow at University of Ottawa. In 2008 Dr. Vieira accepted a position at Gilead Sciences, Edmonton, in the Process Development group. Over the last 12 years he has developed manufacturing processes for antiviral pharmaceuticals for the treatment of HCV, HBV, Ebola virus and Covid-19, as well as in the areas of inflammation and oncology.
Raymond Allen
Ph.D. Candidate, Biology @Duke University
Ray Allen (he/him) is an Ojibwe Indigiqueer developmental biologist and urchinologist. He received his Bachelors degree in Chemistry-Biology and Minor in Latin at Ripon College, and he’s currently a senior Biology PhD student in the McClay lab at Duke University where his dissertation focuses on immune cell development and function in the sea urchin, Lytechinus variegatus. Ray is minoring in Science & Society where he focuses on observing and understanding the intersections of science, cultures, settler-colonialism, and policy on research. His broader interest include science communication, art, and policy.
Sophie Lee
PhD Candidate, Chemical Engineering @Drexel University
Sophie Lee (they/them) is chemical engineer and battery researcher, completing their Ph.D. in the Department of Chemical Engineering at Drexel University in Philadelphia, PA, USA. Sophie is a National Science Foundation Graduate Research Fellow. They graduated with an S.B in Chemical Engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 2012 and worked as a research engineer developing grid-scale energy storage technologies prior to graduate school. They have been published in the Journal of the Electrochemical Society, Journal of Physics: Energy, Joule and Electrochemistry Communications and are an inventor on two patents. They will be starting a new career a battery consultant this fall.