Eight Drugs a Week, Episode 9 – IATDMCT Young Scientists: When I’m 64

This month we’re excited to introduce you to the young guns, the bright minds of the Young Scientist Committee of the IATDMCT, who are making waves in this ever-evolving field.
Our guests are Lea Wagmann, Hualin Cai, and Sumith Mathew, each bringing their unique perspectives and experiences from Germany, China, and India, respectively. From their early inspirations to their current endeavours, we’ll uncover what drives them and the impact they’re making on the future of pharmacology and toxicology. We’ll delve into their expectations for the years ahead, exploring the forefront of the scene and the innovative ideas brewing within the young scientist community.

In this episode we hear about:

  • Very interesting science each one is working on including quantification to support evaluation of compliance, a suite of modelling tools being applied in the resource limited setting, and the impact of the microbiome on psychopharmacology.
  • First congress experiences, including meeting professional heroes and memorable moments,
  • How membership has enabled mentoring opportunities with some of the greats in the field.
  • Facing challenges such as lack of evidence for many drugs and wider need for training, especially for clinicians – and what YS are doing to address these.
  • YS involvement in initiatives such as the recently launched Regional Asian Pacific Section of the Association, and opportunities for support and mentorship in the region.


About our guests:

Lea Wagmann is a Clinical Toxicologist and postdoctoral researcher at the Department of Experimental and Clinical Toxicology of the Saarland University in Homburg, Germany.

Hualin Cai is an Associate Professor of Neuropsychopharmacology and Clinical Toxicology, the Department of Pharmacy and Institute of Clinical Pharmacy, the Second Xiangya Hospital of Central South University, Changsha, China.

Sumith Mathew is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology and Clinical Pharmacology at Christian Medical College, Vellore, India.


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