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Department of Biomedical Engineering

Research Interests

We are interested in developing therapeutics for central nervous system injuries and their related complications such as pressure wounds.


Professional Affiliations

•    International Brain Research Organization
•    Society for Neurosciences
•    International Society of Neurochemistry
•    National Neurotrauma Society
•    Biomedical Engineering Society
•    Society for Advancement of Chicanos/Hispanics and Native Americans in Science
•    Asia Pacific Society for Neuroscience
•    Society of Neurochemistry India



•    Busch Biomedical Grant, 2021
•    Core Facilities Utilization Grant Award, 2022



•    Postdoctoral Associate, Rutgers University, 2013-2018
•    Ph.D., Physiology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, 2007-2013
•    PGDHRM, Human Resources Management, SCDL, 2005-2007
•    M.S., Zoology, Maharshi Dayanand University, 2002-2004


Short Biography

Dr. Kumar is an Assistant Research Professor in the Department of Biomedical Engineering at Rutgers University. His research focuses on the development of therapeutics for central nervous system injuries and related secondary consequences with special emphasis on the interactions between the central and peripheral nervous system post-trauma. He holds a Ph.D. degree from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, India, and joined Rutgers for his postdoctoral training in the Department of Cell Biology and Neuroscience and Biomedical Engineering, later he was promoted to Research Associate at Biomedical Engineering.