College of Pharmacy Graduate Student Benatrehina Named 2013 SciFinder Future Leader in Chemistry

Daniel Helfand

Benatrehina Chemical Abstract Services (CAS) announced that the College of Pharmacy’s Annecie Benatrehina has been selected to be one of its 2013 SciFinder Future Leaders in Chemistry. Benatrehina was chosen from an applicant pool of students and post doctorates from 40 countries and 160 universities; only 17 were invited to participate.

The Future Leaders program offers PhD students and postdocs from around the world the opportunity to help shape the future of chemical information. These students will join researchers at the 246th ACS National Meeting & Exposition in Indianapolis; go behind the scenes at CAS; and tour local, innovative technology centers, such as TechColumbus, Battelle Memorial Institute and Ohio State University. Participants will also network and discuss ideas with scientists, editors, and staff of CAS and ACS Publications.

Originally from Hell Ville Nosy Be, Madagascar, Benatrehina came to the United States for her undergraduate degree in Biochemistry from David Lipscomb University in Nashville, TN. In the summer of 2012, she joined Ohio State’s Kinghorn Lab in the Division of Medicinal Chemistry and Pharmacognosy.

During Benatrehina’s time at Ohio State, her research has centered on anti-cancer studies via natural products.

Other students in the Future Leaders program hail from the United States, the Netherlands, Australia, the United Kingdom, India, Italy, New Zealand, China, South Africa, Canada, Israel, Poland, Germany and Japan.