WebmedCentral Editor
View all WebmedCentral Editors
 
No Image

Dr. Binod Kumar

Senior Research Associate
Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science
United States of America
 

Brief Biography:


Dr Binod Kumar gained his Bachelor in Science (Zoology honours) degree from the University of Delhi and Masters in Science (Biochemistry) degree from Bundelkhand University. He was awarded with Gold medal for securing first rank at the University level. He obtained his PhD in Medical Microbiology from V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India and is currently a Senior post-doctoral fellow at Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA.

Dr Kumar has published more than 40 research/review articles, co-author of book chapters and is on the editorial board and reviewer of several reputed journals. 

His research work on post transcriptional gene silencing strategies on human influenza viruses was awarded with the "Young Scientist" award by the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) in 2014. His research work has also been recognized by several other awards from the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, The Wellcome Trust, Keystone Symposia, AVG silver awards and many national scientific societies.

He is serving as the life member of more than 10 Scientific/learned societies working on virology and biotechnology.

 

Academic positions:


Senior Post-doctoral fellow at Chicago Medical School, Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA (2014 onwards); Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Virology, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India (2010-2013); Senior Research Fellow, Dept. of Virology, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India (2009-2010); Junior Research Fellow, Dept. of Virology, V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India (2007-2009).

 

Research interests:


Cell signaling pathways; Mechanism of viral infections (Influenza viruses, herpes viruses, hepatitis B and C viruses); Epidemiology of influenza and other respiratory viruses; Post-transcriptional gene silencing strategies (siRNA, ribozymes and DNAzymes); Molecular diagnosis of viruses; Pathogenesis of viruses; Antiviral drugs

 

Any other information:


“Science advisor” for WILEY Publications (WileyScience). http://blogs.wiley.com/scienceadvisors/2012/07/binod-kumar/ 

 

What I think of the idea behind WebmedCentral:


Great initiative in science and research!