Dr. Pravir Kumar Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at DTU & Dean (Alumni Affairs)


Dr. Pravir Kumar.



 Prof. Dr. Pravir Kumar

M.Sc. (BHU), PhD (Germany), PDF/Faculty (USA)

 Dean (Alumni Affairs)

Professor, Department of Biotechnology, Delhi Technological University (Formerly Delhi College of Engineering)

Government of NCT Delhi, Delhi (INDIA)

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Dr. Pravir Kumar is working as a Professor in the Department of Biotechnology at DTU. Before joining DTU, Dr. Kumar has served as an Associate Professor (Biosciences) and Assistant Director (Center) at VIT University, Vellore.Before joining DTU, Dr. Kumar has served as an Associate Professor (Biosciences) and Assistant Director (Center) at VIT University, Vellore.

 

He has obtained MS degree from BHU, Varanasi with Molecular and clinical genetics specialization, and PhD degree from J. W. Goethe University, Germany in the field of coronary artery diseases and cardiovascular physiology. Before returning to India, he has spent several years in the Neurology Department at Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, USA as a postdoctoral fellow and later at faculty position. 

 

Until April 2016, he was holding an adjunct Faculty status in the Neurology Department at Tufts University School of Medicine (TUSM). His areas of research interest and expertise include molecular chaperone and ubiquitin E3 ligase in neurodegenerative disorders along with the aberrant cell cycle re-entry into aged neurons and muscles. 

 

He is an editorial board member in the prestigious Journal of Alzheimer’s disease, International Journal of Neurology Research, American Journal of Research Communication and reviewers of 25 leading Elsevier, Springer, BMC, Bentham, Oxford and other reputed journals. He has published 60 papers in peer-reviewed journals and more than 85 papers as invited talk, international symposium and proceedings. Until now, he has guided 06 PhD students (degree awarded; single supervision), 30 M.Tech and more than 30 students at MS and BS levels. 

 

He has also severed as a member of many national-level selection committees, including prestigious USIEF Nehru Fulbright program, Life Science Research Board- DRDO committee. He has successfully completed LSRB-DRDO funded research defense project on hypoxia induced neurodegeneration for soldiers in India. He is a life and regular member of various professional societies across the globe.

 

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