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2nd NIGMS Early Career Investigator Lecture Set, Apr. 5

Dr. Bumpus
Dr. Namandjé N. Bumpus of Johns Hopkins will give NIGMS’s annual lecture for undergraduate students.


Dr. Namandjé N. Bumpus, a molecular pharmacologist at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, will give the NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture on Wednesday, Apr. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Natcher Conference Center, balcony A. 

During her talk, titled “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” Bumpus will describe her 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, we will move toward predicting drug responses in a given person. 

After a 30-minute lecture, she’ll answer questions from students about her research and career path. Bumpus is an associate professor of medicine in the division of clinical pharmacology and an NIGMS-funded recipient of the Presidential Early Career Award for Scientists and Engineers.

Her talk is part of an annual series that highlights the achievements of NIGMS’s early career grantees. 

Open to everyone in the scientific community, the lectures are designed to introduce undergraduate students to cutting-edge science while inspiring them to pursue biomedical research careers. NIH trainees are encouraged to attend the lecture and submit questions in advance via or #ecilecture on Twitter.  

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