Free Online Lecture on HIV Drug Metabolism Research and Scientific Careers
NIGMS will host its second Early Career Investigator Lecture on Wednesday, April 5, from 2-3 p.m. EDT. It will be available to watch online live or later via the NIH videocasting website.
Namandjé N. Bumpus, Ph.D., a molecular pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will describe her scientific studies on how the body breaks down and distributes antiretroviral drugs. She hopes that through a clearer understanding of these processes in cells and tissues, it will be possible to move toward predicting drug responses in a given person.
After her 30-minute lecture, titled “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” Bumpus will answer questions about her research and career path. Questions should be submitted in advance by Friday, March 31, to firstname.lastname@example.org or via #ecilecture on Twitter.
Bumpus’ talk is part of an annual series that highlights the achievements of NIGMS’ early career grantees. The lectures are directed at undergraduate students to introduce them to cutting-edge science while inspiring them to pursue biomedical research careers. If you know of others who would be interested in this event, please share this message with them.