Academic Positions

  • 2017 Jul Present

    Distinguished Professor and National Chair in Cancer Research

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • 2010 Sep 2017 Jun

    Visiting Distinguished Professor

    Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology

  • 2009 Mar 2017 Jun

    Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Medicine

    GW University, USA

  • 2009 Mar 2015 Jul

    Adjunct Professor

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2009 Mar 2014 Jun

    Catharine Birch Williams & McCormick Chair

    George Washington University DC, USA

  • 2010 Mar 2014 Jun

    Professor and Chairman

    Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Medicine, GW University, George Washington University DC, USA

  • 2011 Jul 2014 Jun

    Chair of the Chairs of the Basic Sciences Departments

    George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Sciences, Washington DC, USA

  • 2010 Jul 2013 Jun

    Co-Director

    W.M. Keck Institute of Proteomics, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

  • 2009 Mar 2013 Jun

    Director

    Institute of Coregulator Biology, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA

  • 2009 Mar 2015 Jul

    Adjunct Professor

    Department of Molecular and Cellular Oncology, M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2009 Mar 2011 Jun

    Adjunct Professor

    University of Texas Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences at Houston, USA

  • 1998 Jul 2009 Feb

    Professor

    U.T. Graduate School of Biomedical Sciences, Cancer Biology Program, Houston, USA

  • 2002 Jul 2009 Feb

    Deputy Chairman

    Department of Molecular & Cellular Oncology, MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2000 Jul 2009 Feb

    Professor, Department of Molecular & Cellular Oncology

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 1998 Jul 2009 Feb

    Professor of Biochemistry & Molecular Biology

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2006 2009

    Research and Academic Operation Leader

    Designated Third Institutional Alternate Leader, Institutional Emergency Management Team, University of M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2005 Apr 2009 Feb

    John G & Marie Stella Kenedy Memorial Foundation Chair

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2005 Aug 2007 Jul

    Chair

    Institutional Space Review Committee, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 2001 Feb 2003 Mar

    Edward Rotan Distinguished Professor

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 1998 Aug 2001 Jul

    Professor

    Department of Experimental Therapeutics, MD Anderson Cancer Center, USA

  • 1996 oct 1998 Jul

    Associate Professor

    MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA

  • 1993 Jul 1996 Jul

    Graduate Faculty

    Cellular and Molecular Physiology Program, Penn State University College of Medicine, Hershey, Pennsylvania, USA

  • 1993 Jul 1996 Jul

    Graduate Faculty

    Inter-College Graduate Degree Program in Physiology, Penn State University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA

  • 1992 Aug 1996 Jul

    Associate Professor of Cellular and Molecular Physiology

    Penn State University College of Medicine, Pennsylvania, USA

  • 1992 Aug 1996 Jul

    Associate Professor of Medicine

    Penn State University College of Medicine, P Pennsylvania, USA

  • 1991 Aug 1992 Jul

    Associate Lab Member

    Receptor Biology Laboratory, Molecular Pharmacology & Therapeutics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, USA

  • 1989 Oct 1991 Jul

    Assistant Lab Member

    Receptor Biology Laboratory, Molecular Pharmacology and Therapeutics Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, USA

  • 1986 Jan 1989 Sep

    Associate Researcher

    Molecular Biology Program, Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, New York City, 1986-1988

  • 1984 Oct 1985 Dec

    Research Officer

    Genetic Unit, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi

Education

  • Postdoctoral Fellowship 1988

    Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center, NYC (Molecular Biology)

  • Ph.D. Biochemistry 1984

    All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.

  • M.Sc. Chemistry 1976

    Bareilly College, Rohilkhand University, India.

  • B.Sc. (Biology, Chemistry, and Physics) 1974

    Bareilly College, Agra University, India.

Honors and Awards

  • 2013
    East Shanghai Cancer Forum Award
  • 2013
    Lifetime Achievement Award, American Association of Indian Scientists in Cancer Research
  • 2011
    Elaine H. Snyder Cancer Research Award
  • 2008
    Ranbaxy Research Award
  • 2007
    MDACC Presidential Recognition for a Mentor of Distinction Award
  • 2007
    MDACC Exceptional Leadership and Support as a Mentor Award
  • 2007
    Annual First Place AMGEN Award in Basic Science to Kumar's fellow
  • 2006
    MDACC Exceptional Leadership and Support as a Mentor Award
  • 2006
    Annual First Place AMGEN Award in Basic Science to Kumar's fellow
  • 2005
    MDACC Exceptional Leadership and Support as a Mentor Award
  • 2005
    Annual First Place AMGEN Award in Basic Science to Kumar's fellow
  • 2004
    MDACC Exceptional Leadership and Support as a Mentor Award
  • 2004
    Annual First Place AMGEN Award in Basic Science to Kumar's fellow
  • 2004
    The Norman Brinkler Award for Research Excellence
  • 2004
    MDACC Faculty Achievement Award in Basic Science
  • 2003
    Annual First Place AMGEN Award in Basic Science to Kumar's fellow
  • 2002
    Annual First Place AMGEN Award in Basic Science to Kumar's fellow
  • 1995
    Hinkle Outstanding Investigator Award, Penn State University, PA
  • 1995
    ASIOA Young Scientist Award; A.L. Bortree Lectureship, Penn State University, PA

Memberships

  • 2016: Chair, Cancer Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Study Section, Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health, USA.

  • 2016: Co-Chair, Cancer Drug Discovery and Therapeutic Study Section, Special Emphasis Panel, National Institutes of Health, USA.

  • 2013-2014: Chartered Member, Veteran Administration System Study Section, USA.

  • 2011-2014: Chartered Member, Cancer Molecular Pathobiology Study Section, National Institutes of Health, USA.

  • 2014: Member, NCI Intramural Peer-review Program Site Visit, National Institutes of Health, USA.

  • 2011-2015: Founding Chair of the "Global Cancer Genomic Consortium" among 6 leading institutions from US, UK, Japan, Portugal and India).

  • 2012-2014: Member, University Sub-committee on Appointment, Salary and Benefits, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.

  • 2012: Member, University Strategy Vision Committee on Globalization, George Washington University, Washington DC, USA.

  • 2005-2009: Member, Research Strategy & Advisory Committee, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

  • 2007-2009: Member, Physician-Scientist Program Selection Committee, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

  • 2004-2009: Member, National Institutes of Health Study Section, USA.

  • 2004-2009: Member and Chair, Mike Hogg Award Committee, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA. (scope of the committee: select, invite and host a Nobel Laureate each year).

  • 2005-2009: Chartered Member, Drug Discovery & Molecular Pharmacology Study Section, National Institutes of Health, USA.

  • 2007: Member, Selection Committee for the Kirk A. Landon-AACR Prize for Basic Cancer Research, USA.

  • 2008: Co-chair, AACR Conference on "Cytoskeleton Signaling in Cancer" Feb 3-5, San Diego, USA.

  • 2006: AACR Program Committee 2006, Chair - Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics Subcommittee Co-Chair- 2006 Mini-symposium on "Experimental Therapeutic I," USA.

  • 2005: Session Chair/Invited Speaker, Gordon Conference, Hormone Action in Cancer & Development, USA.

  • 2005: Member, AACR Experimental and Molecular Therapeutics Program Subcommittee, USA.

  • 2002-2005 Member, Institutional Space Review Committee, University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas, USA.

  • 1999-2016: Ad hoc Member, Numerous Peer-review Study Sections, US Department of Defence, USA.

  • 1995-2016: Ad hoc Member, Numerous Peer-review Study Sections, National Institutes of Health, USA.

Reviewerships

  • Editorial Boards
    2016- : Scientific Reports
    2015- : Oncogenesis
    2014- : Epigenetics
    2013- : Oncogene
    2009- : Journal of Cellular Physiology
    2009- : Journal of Translational Research
    2009- : Genes and Cancer
    2002- : Cancer & Metastasis Reviews
    2001- : Clinical Cancer Research
    2005-2016: Cancer Research (Senior Editor)
    2001-2004: Cancer Research (Associate Editor)
    2009-2012: Endocrinology
    2009-2011: Cancer Letters
    2005-2007: Clinical & Experimental Metastasis
    2004-2006: Journal of Experimental & Clinical Cancer Research
    2003-2007, 2010-13: Journal of Biological Chemistry

Contact

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