About the PI

Soumen Paul, PhD

Soumen received his Ph.D. degree in Molecular Biology & Genetics in 2002 from the University of Calcutta, India. Soumen became interested in hematopoietic and vascular development and in December 2002 he joined Dr. Emery Bresnick's group at the University of Wisconsin at Madison. Soumen’s early postdoctoral research was focused on understanding the role of GATA factors during erythroid development. Eventually, his research made him interested about understanding transcriptional mechanisms that are involved during endothelial lineage specification.

On May 1, 2007 Soumen joined the University of Kansas Medical Center (KUMC)  as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and was promoted to Associate Professor in July, 2012. He is a member of the Cancer & Developmental Biology Program within the Pathology Department. Soumen is also a member of the University of Kansas Cancer Center and the newly formed Institute of Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine. The funding for research in Soumen’s laboratory comes mainly from the NIH (see below) along with several institutional sources. Soumen teaches graduate students at KUMC in addition to supervising personnel involved in research in his laboratory. He directs the course “Selected Topics in Signal Transduction” (PATH-804) and co-directs the course on “Epigenetics” (PATH-806). He in addition teaches in the “Advanced Molecular Genetics” course (Biochem-922). Soumen serves as the director of the graduate program (PhD) of the Department of Pathology & Laboratory Medicine.  Meghma Paul

Soumen is already domesticated within the Kansas City area. If Soumen is not in the office, he is working in the lab. If he is not in the office or lab, he is either in the gym or spending time with his daughter Meghma (here is her picture).


Ongoing Research Support from NIH for Soumen Paul (as of August 2, 2010):

“GATA factor function in Trophoblast” (Will start from September 1, 2010)

“Anti-angiogenic activity of neurokinin B”

P20 RR024214-01 Abrahamson (PI) (7/01/08-6/30/11)
“Anti-angiogenic activity of neurokinin B”
“Transcriptional Mechanisms of endothelial Function and Differentiation”

Role: Investigator

Last modified: Jan 25, 2013