Kumar Vaibhav

Assistant Professor

Kumar Vaibhav

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery

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


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.


  • Ph.D., Toxicology Hamdard University, 2013

  • MS, Toxicology Hamdard University, 2006

  • BSCHEM, Chemistry, General Vinoba Bhave University, 2002

Awards & Honors


  • PSRP 2016 Augusta University Research Institute, 2017

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

  • Travel Award and Workshop SNCI, GNDU and IBRO, 2008

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

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • OBMP 9010

    Grad Oral Bio Seminar
  • OBPR 9010

    Graduate Oral Biology Seminar
  • MEDI 5088

    Medical Scholars Program

Teaching Interests

I worked as online expert for Chemistry during my college. During my PhD, I supervised and trained many masters students. Recently, I got to conduct few classes as guest teacher in Neuroscience Journal Club (NEURO8310)” and molecular & cellular biology “ Advanced Cell Biology course (BIOL4700) and Oral Biology course work (OBMP/OBPR 9010). I like to work with grad students/residents and teach them basic research techniques and basic Neuroscience principles.


Selected Recent Publications

  • Regulation of Innate Lymphoid Cells in Acute Kidney Injury: Crosstalk between Cannabidiol and GILZ., 2020
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Bone Marrow Derived Extracellular Vesicles Activate Osteoclast Differentiation in Traumatic Brain Injury Induced Bone Loss., 2019
    Journal Article, Professional Journal
  • Impact of cannabidiol treatment on regulatory T-17 cells and neutrophil polarization in acute kidney injury., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Remote ischemic post-conditioning promotes hematoma resolution via AMPK-dependent immune regulation., 2018
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Selective activation of cannabinoid receptor-2 reduces neuroinflammation after traumatic brain injury via alternative macrophage polarization., 2018
    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
  • French Foundation for Research on Epilepsy (FFRE), Paris, France 2018 - 2018

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

    Role: Editor
  • National Neurotrauma Society 2017 - 2018

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper

Public Service

  • HTS Soup Kitchen 2016 - Present

    Role: Other
  • Stevens Creek Elementary School, Augusta 2019 - 2019

    Role: Other
  • Goodwill Industries- Shift #2 2018

  • Augusta University 2014 - 2017

    Role: Other