Dr Anujith Kumar

Associate Professor

School of Regenerative Medicine

CURRENT ACADEMIC ROLE & RESPONSIBILITIES

    Anujith Kumar is Associate Professor in the Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine.

    He is:

    • Group Head Reprogramming and Disease Modelling Laboratory.
    • In-charge of conducting scientific talks.
    • Guide for students in preparing for Journal Club.
    • Official Digital Coordinator from SORM. 
    • Involved in setting question papers for MSc and Diploma students.

SUBJECTS CURRENTLY TEACHING

Subject Subject code Semester
Basics of Pluripotency Stem cell biology First Semester
Translation Molecular biology First Semester
Stem cell niches Adult stem cell biology Second Semester
Pancreatic development Developmental biology Second Semester
Endoderm differentiation Adult stem cell biology Second Semester
Myocardial Infarction Stem cells and diseases Third Semester
Diabetes Stem cells and diseases Third Semester
Genetic diseases Stem cells and diseases Third Semester

ACADEMIC QUALIFICATIONS

Degree Specialisation Institute Year of passing
PhD Biochemistry Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore 2008
MSc Biochemistry Kuvempu University 1997
BSc Life Sciences Kuvempu University 1994

Experience

Institution / Organisation Designation Role Tenure
Manipal Institute of Regenerative Medicine, Bangalore Assistant Professor 2011-Present

Generation of insulin producing cells from different pluoripotent cell sources

2008-01-01

AREAS OF INTEREST, EXPERTISE AND RESEARCH

Area of Interest

Induced pluripotent stem cells, Trans-differentiation of adult cells to neuronal cells, Neuronal Disease modelling, Study of insulin secreting b-cell physiology

Area of Expertise

Induced pluripotent stem cells, Generation of neurons and b-cells from pluripotent stem cells, Genetic engineering to correct the disease phenotype

Area of Research

Cellular Physiology, Reprogramming, Disease Modelling

Professional Affiliations & Contributions

  • Member of the Society of Biological chemists
  • Member of the International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR)
     

Work Experience

Organisation Role Tenure
Biocon India Ltd Quality Control 1998-1999

Role of Zinc finger transcription factor Zic3 in neuronal development

2011-01-01 Meghana

Role of intracellular protein degradation in self-renewal of pluripotent stem cells

2011-01-01 Ashwinin