Kumar Vaibhav

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Kumar Vaibhav

Other Faculty

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery

College of Allied Health Sciences
Department of Medical Laboratory, Imaging and Radiologic Sciences

Bio

I am a PhD in Toxicology (Neuroscience and Pharmacology) by training, currently working on Brain Injury induced neuroinflammation. Heterogenous nature of TBI and stroke attracts our attention towards it and encourages us to elucidate the mechanism behind TBI-induced inflammation and subsequent injury progression.

Education

  • Ph.D., Toxicology Hamdard University, 2013

  • MS, Toxicology Hamdard University, 2006

  • BSCHEM, Chemistry, General Vinoba Bhave University, 2002

Awards & Honors

  • NICHD NCMRR R03 NICHD NIH, 2017

  • PSRP 2016 Augusta University Research Institute, 2017

  • UGC-Dr. D.S. Kothari Postdoctoral Fellowship University Grant Commissions, New Delhi, 2013

  • CSIR – UGC NET –Lecture Ship (LS) CSIR – UGC NET, Delhi , 2007

  • CSIR-UGC JRF CSIR – UGC , Delhi , 2007

Teaching Interests

I worked as online expert for Chemistry during my college. Recently, I got to conduct few classes as guest teacher in Neuroscience Journal Club (NEURO8310)” and molecular & cellular biology “ Advanced Cell Biology course (BIOL4700). I like to work with grad students and teach them basic research techniques.

Scholarship

Selected Recent Publications

  • Selective activation of cannabinoid receptor-2 reduces neuroinflammation after traumatic brain injury via alternative macrophage polarization., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Human Neural Stem Cell Extracellular Vesicles Improve Tissue and Functional Recovery in the Murine Thromboembolic Stroke Model., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • White matter damage after traumatic brain injury: A role for damage associated molecular patterns., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Activation of Myeloid TLR4 Mediates T Lymphocyte Polarization after Traumatic Brain Injury., 2017
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Bacopa monniera ameliorates cognitive impairment and neurodegeneration induced by intracerebroventricular-streptozotocin in rat: behavioral, biochemical, immunohistochemical and histopathological evidences., 2015
    Journal Article, Academic Journal

Research Interests

My interest lies in mechanistic aspects of brain injury and consecutive inflammation. TBI/ICH is heterogenous in its etiology, thus present a big challenge in front of us. Timely, reduction of imflammation is the key to recovery from Brain Injury. Our focus is to enhance the endogenous recovery processes so that injury can be reduced.

Department Service

  • Mentoring Med students 2014 - Present

    Role: Mentor

Professional Service

  • Human and Experimental Toxicology, Phamaceautical Biology; BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Molecular Neurobiology; Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Journal of Medicinal Food, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Frontiers Aging Neuroscience 2012 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Journal Article
  • Scientific Reports, Human and Experimental Toxicology, Phamaceautical Biology, BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Molecular Neurobiology, Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology, Journal of Medicinal Food, Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine, Frontiers Aging Neuroscience, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy 2010 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Ad Hoc Reviewer
  • Journal of parkinson's disease 2017 - 2018

    Role: Editor
  • Oxidative Medicine and Cellular Longevity 2017 - 2017

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor
  • Behavioral Neurology - 2017

    Role: Editor, Journal Editor

Public Service

  • HTS Soup Kitchen 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Augusta University 2014 - 2017

    Role: Other