NIGMS Lecturer Describes Her Research, Career Path
Dr. Namandjé Bumpus recently delivered the second annual NIGMS Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture. In her talk “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” Bumpus described her research investigating the mechanisms involved in HIV drug activation and metabolism.
She then engaged in an informal Q&A session with NIGMS director Dr. Jon Lorsch as well as answered questions from students. Bumpus discussed her career path, including when she knew she wanted to be a scientist, what she would have done differently and how mentors have supported her.
After the talk, Bumpus met with University of Maryland undergraduates Natalia Fongrat, Jayshree Surage and Dorcas Adeola. Bumpus is an associate professor in the department of medicine, division of clinical pharmacology at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. The lecture is archived on the NIH VideoCasting and podcasting site.