Mulvihill Schachter lecture 2015

Cory Mulvihill (centre) with, from left, Benjamin Schachter’s daughter Bonnie Druxerman and son Daniel Schachter, Bonnie’s husband Peter Druxerman and Chair Justin Nodwell.

From 1934-1939 Dr. Benjamin (Benny) Schachter worked in the Department of Biochemistry conducting research on female sex hormones, isolating and identifying conjugated oestrone sulphate (Premarin). To honour Benny Schachter’s memory, a donation was made to the Department by his family. The funds are being used to support an annual lectureship in his memory. The BGSU and graduate students select and host the speaker who is a graduate from our Department.

This year, the Biochemistry Graduate Students Union invited Dr. Cory Mulvihill to present the Benjamin Schachter Memorial Lecture. Currently, he’s the Chief of Staff of the Office of the Hon. Reza Moridi, Minister of Research & Innovation and the Minister of Training, Colleges & Universities for the province of Ontario. Dr. Mulvihill gave an insightful account of his journey into politics, starting from a background in research. He also highlighted the attributes and aspects required for a successful career following graduate education.