Vijay Kumar

University of Tennessee Health Science Center

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., has more than sixteen years of research experience in the field of bacterial infections, including sepsis and pneumonia, innate immunity, immunopharmacology, immunomodulation, and inflammation. He obtained his Ph.D. in June 2009 from the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of the prestigious “Piero Periti review article award” for 2008, awarded by the Journal of Chemotherapy in the field of immunomodulation and antimicrobials for the article entitled “Innate immunity in sepsis pathogenesis and its modulation: new immunomodulatory targets revealed.” He was the recipient of a junior research and a senior research fellowship (2004–2009) offered by the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. He has been awarded seventeen international travel awards to attend various international conferences in the field of infection and immunity. He has seventy publications in peer-reviewed international journals to his credit. To date, he has achieved more than 2100 citations and an h-index of 21. He has contributed five peer-reviewed articles in the field of SARS-CoV-2 infection/COVID-19, including an invited editorial on COVID-19 in Expert Review of Proteomics. Dr. Kumar is an associate editor for Frontiers in Immunology (Inflammation section), executive guest editor for Coronaviruses, and editorial board member of Frontiers in Biosciences and other journals. He is also an invited reviewer for several immunology journals, including Scientific Reports, British Journal of Pharmacology, Pharmacological Reports, Frontiers in Immunology, Frontiers in Medicine, Journal of Inflammation Research, Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Immunology, Innate Immunity, and others.

2books edited

4chapters authored

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Vaccines is a well-written book on the subject of providing crucial information to students and researchers in the field of vaccinology. The introductory chapter, contributed by the editor (Dr. Vijay Kumar) of the book, provides the brief introduction to the history of the development of current forms of vaccine, which is difficult to find easily in one place. In addition, other chapters of the book are written by experts in the field. For example, the second chapter looks at the emerging role of developing countries in the innovation and production of vaccines. Other chapters provide information regarding different types of vaccines, development of vaccines for zoonotic viral infections, and regulatory affairs for genetically modified organism vaccines.

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