Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry & College of Health and Human Services, San Diego State University

Dr. Violet Bumah is the Science Chair of the PBM2021 Virtual Congress. Dr. Bumah is a Research Professor at the College of Health and Human Services and Lecturer at the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, San Diego State University. She earned her PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Calabar in Nigeria. Following graduation, she served as an Assistant Program Manager at the United Nations World Food Program in Cameroon where she collaborated with the Ministry of Agriculture to implement United Nations projects. Violet later worked as a Lecturer at the Department of Biochemistry, University of Buea, Cameroon.

While at the University of Buea, Dr. Bumah was awarded the Prestigious Fulbright Senior Research Scholarship to the Fienberg School of Medicine, Northwestern University, Chicago. Furthermore, she received the Burroughs Welcome Fellowship as a Senior Scholar where she pursued her research on Host-Pathogen Interactions and the development of potential antigen candidates for malaria vaccine development. From 2009 to 2016, she served as a Research Associate at College of Health Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee. Her research has focused on the use of blue light as an antimicrobial armamentarium. She has authored several peer reviewed publications on the antimicrobial effects blue light and in wound healing.


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