Northeastern University- Ph.D in Biology
General Field of Work:
Affiliations other than medicine:
Department of Health Science
College of Health and Rehabilitation Science
Ajay Kumar, postdoctoral fellow
635 Commonwealth Ave, Boston MA-02053
Skeletal Muscle, Muscular Dystrophy, Muscle Regeneration
Summary of academic interest:
My research program uses a combination of molecular, cellular and in vivo techniques to understand the mechanisms that underlie tissue growth, repair, and survival in the context of neuromuscular diseases such as muscular dystrophy. My long-term goal is to translate the findings into the development of effective treatment and cures for damaged or diseased muscle.
Girgenrath, M., Beermann, M. L, Vishnudas, V., Homma, S. and Miller, J. B. (2008). Pathology is alleviated by doxycycline in a laminin-a2 null model of MDC1A. Annals of Neurology.
Technologies available for sharing upon request:
Morphometrics, Quantitative PCR, Protein Biochemistry