Biographical Sketch: Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D.

Sarah Dunsmore, Ph.D., is a program director in the NIGMS Division of Pharmacology, Physiology, and Biological Chemistry, where she oversees grants in the areas of sepsis.

Prior to joining NIGMS in 2006, Dr. Dunsmore was a faculty member at Harvard Medical School and conducted pulmonary research in a laboratory based at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, Massachusetts.

Dr. Dunsmore received a B.S. in molecular biology and mathematics from Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tennessee, and a Ph.D. in physiology from the Pennsylvania State University College of Medicine in Hershey, Pennsylvania.

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