Dhruv Kumar, PhD

Postdoctoral Fellow - Srivastava Lab
PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Industrial Biology, University of Bologna, Italy, 2012

I graduated in Chemistry (Hons.) from Banaras Hindu University (BHU), Varanasi, India in 2006. I have completed Master of Science in Bioinformatics from University of Allahabad, Allahabad, India in 2008. After completion of my master's degree I joined University of Bologna, Italy to complete my PhD in Cellular, Molecular and Industrial Biology under Indo-Italian Government scholarship program.  In March 2012, I have joined Dr. Srivastava lab as a postdoc at Department of Medicine and Pharmacology, National Cancer Institute, University of Kansas Medical Center, USA.


Research Interest
The main focus of my research work is to examine the molecular mechanisms of autophagy, apoptosis, angiogenesis and metastasis, and develop novel drugs for the treatment and prevention of various cancers.


Pivato, M., De Franceschi, G., Tosatto, L., Frare, E, Kumar, D., Aioanei, D., Brucale, M.,  et al. (2012). "Covalent alpha-Synuclein Dimers: Chemico-Physical and Aggregation Properties." PLoS One 7(12): e50027.

Shankar, S., Kumar, D., Srivastava, R. (2012). "Epigenetic modifications by dietary phytochemicals: Implications for personalized nutrition." Pharmacol Ther. [Epub ahead of print].

Singh, B. N., Kumar, D.,

Srivastava, R. (2012). "Rottlerin induces autophagy which leads to apoptotic cell death through inhibition of PI3K/Akt/mTOR pathway in human pancreatic cancer stem cells." Biochem Pharmacol 84(9): 1154-1163.

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Dhruv Kumar, PhD
Postdoctoral Fellow - Srivastava Lab

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