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 career development and research grants in the areas of sepsis and adaptive immunity. Dr. Dunsmore is the SBIR/STTR coordinator for the Pharmacological and Physiological Sciences Branch and the Collaborative Program Grant for Multidisciplinary Teams (RM1) Scientific/Research contact for the Pharmacology, Physiology and Biological Chemistry Division.

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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