NIGMS Director’s Early-Career Investigator Lectures

In 2016, the NIGMS director established an annual lecture to encourage undergraduate students to pursue careers in biomedical research. These lectures are presented by early career investigators who are working on the cutting edge of science. Speakers give a 30-minute talk about their research to an audience of undergraduate students, followed by a 30-minute question-and-answer session, where speakers answer career-focused questions. Each lecture is videocast for viewing live or later.

2019Sex-Biased Genome Evolution
Melissa A. Wilson, Ph.D. Link to external web site
2018 Ancient Bloodsuckers, Disposable Genes, and What It All Means Jeramiah Smith, Ph.D. Link to external web site
2017 Drug Metabolism, Pharmacogenetics and the Quest to Personalize HIV Treatment and Prevention Namandjé N. Bumpus, Ph.D. Link to external web site
2016 Bacteria, Their Viruses, and How They Taught Us to Perform Genome Surgery Blake Wiedenheft, Ph.D. Link to external web site