Dear INBRE Principal Investigators,
This is to let you know about the 2017 National Institute of General Medical Sciences Director’s Early Career Investigator Lecture, “Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention,” given by Namandjé N. Bumpus, Ph.D., an NIGMS-funded early career investigator on April 5, from 2:00–3:00 p.m. EDT on the NIH campus in Bethesda, MD.
The lecture is part of NIGMS’ annual series to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research. Dr. Bumpus will talk for 30 minutes about her cutting-edge research and then answer questions from students about her research and career path. Please watch the event live or view it later online on the NIH videocast site. We encourage students to send their questions for Dr. Bumpus by March 29 to email@example.com or #ecilecture on Twitter.
Dr. Bumpus is an associate professor of medicine at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She will describe her work examining the metabolism and distribution of antiretroviral drugs and how her lab probes the effects of these metabolites on cellular signaling pathways. Dr. Bumpus hypothesizes that through a clearer understanding of the metabolism and distribution of antiretroviral drugs in cells and tissues, it will be possible to move toward predicting different people’s drug responses.