Kumar Vaibhav

Assistant Professor

Kumar Vaibhav

Assistant Professor

Academic Appointment(s)

Medical College of Georgia
Department of Neurosurgery

The Graduate School

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) and have an extensive training in Neuropharmacology, neuroimmunology and Neurobiology. 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

  • 2020 AURI Emerging Scienst Award AURI, 2020

  • AURI Start Up AURI, 2020

  • R01 grant NIH, 2020


  • PSRP 2016 Augusta University Research Institute, 2017

Courses Taught Most Recent Academic Year

  • BIOM 8040

    Intro to Faculty Research
  • BIOM 8050

    Intro to Research I
  • BMNN 5101

    Nervous SyS & Neuroscience I

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

  • Infection and Immune Memory: Variables in Robust Protection by Vaccines Against SARS-CoV-2, 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Pharmacological and Therapeutic Approaches in the Treatment of Epilepsy., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Occupational exposure to pesticides in female tea garden workers and adverse birth outcomes., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • AMPK induces regulatory innate lymphoid cells after traumatic brain injury., 2021
    Journal Article, Academic Journal
  • Cannabidiol Ameliorates Cognitive Function via Regulation of IL-33 and TREM2 Upregulation in a Murine Model of Alzheimer's Disease., 2021

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

University Service

  • Graduate Research Committee 2020 - Present

    Role: Faculty Advisor

Professional Service

  • Biomed (MDPI) 2021 - Present

    Role: Editor, Associate Editor
  • Society for Neurochemistry in India (SNCI) 2020 - Present

    Role: Session Chair
  • National Neurotrauma Society 2017 - Present

    Role: Reviewer, Conference Paper
  • Human and Experimental Toxicology, Pharmaceutical Biology, Molecular Neurobiology, Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology; Evidence-Based Complementary and Alternative Medicine; J Medicinal Food; Environmental Toxicology, Biomedicine and Pharmacotherapy; J Functional Food; BMC Complementary and Alternative Medicine; Neuroscience; Frontier Aging Neuroscience; Scientific Reports, European J Pharmacology; Neurotoxicology; Food and Chemical Toxicology, PLOS One; J Biochemical and Molecular Toxicology; IJMS, Medicina, Diagnostics, J Clinical Med, SJBS, JPET, Exp. Neurology 2011 - 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

Public Service

  • Stevens Creek Elementary School, Augusta 2019 - Present

    Role: Other
  • The HTS 2014 - Present

    Role: Task Force Member
  • Augusta University 2014 - 2018

    Role: Other
  • Goodwill Industries- Shift #2 2018

  • HTS Soup Kitchen 2016 - 2017

    Role: Other