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M.A. Karim A. Rumi, MBBS, M.S., Ph.D.

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Associate Professor, Pathology and Laboratory Medicine

Professional Background

Doctor Rumi currently serves as an Associate Professor in the Department of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine. He joined the Department in July 2008 as a Research Assistant Professor until being promoted to Research Associate Professor in July 2013 and to Associate Professor in July 2014 and Associate Professorship (Tenured) in July 2020.

Education and Training
  • MBBS, Medicine, Dhaka Medical College, Dhaka, Bangladesh
  • MS, Health-oriented Molecular Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Brussels, Belgium
  • PhD, Molecular Medicine, Shimane Medical University, Izumo City, Shimane
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Molecular Medicine, UT MD Anderson Cancer Center, Smithville, TX
  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Developmental Biology, University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS



Our laboratory is interested in the regulation of cell differentiation, especially as related to trophoblast stem cells, and signaling pathways controlling their developmental fate. We are also interested in species-specific reproductive adaptations to physiological stressors and signaling events involved in the establishment and maintenance of pregnancy, including investigations on the prolactin gene family, intrauterine inflammatory and immune cells, uterine vasculature, decidual cells and the invasive trophoblast cell lineage.