Vijay Kumar

Stanley S. Scott cancer Center, School of Medicine Department of Interdisciplinary Oncology Louisiana State University Health Science Center (LSUHSC), New Orleans, LA

Dr. Vijay Kumar, Ph.D., has more than 17 years of research experience in bacterial infections, including sepsis and pneumonia, innate immunity, immunopharmacology, immunomodulation, and inflammation. He obtained his Ph.D. from the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, India in 2009. 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 received junior research and senior research fellowships (2004–2009) from the Indian Council for Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. He has received seventeen international travel awards for attending various international conferences in infection and immunity. He has published seventy-five publications in peer-reviewed international journals as well as book chapters on macrophages and innate immunity. He is an associate editor for Frontiers in Immunology (Inflammation section), executive guest editor for the journal Coronaviruses, Biocell (special issue: Neuroimmune Interactions at the Crossroads of Health and Disease), and editorial board member of Frontiers in Biosciences and other journals. He is also an invited reviewer for several immunology journals like Scientific Reports, British Journal of Pharmacology, Pharmacological Reports, Frontiers in Immunology, Frontiers in Medicine, Journal of Inflammation Research, Cellular and Cellular and Molecular Immunology, Immunology, and Innate Immunity

Vijay Kumar

5books edited

6chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Vijay Kumar

Macrophages were first discovered in 1882 when Elia Metchnikoff recognized them as important phagocytic cells that can engulf any foreign material, including fungal spores. This discovery has proved to be a milestone in establishing the field of innate immunity. Macrophages are still ruling the area after 140 years of their discovery. This book explores the diverse role of macrophages in vertebrate immunity, parasitic, bacterial, and viral infections, regeneration, inflammation, and neurological diseases.

Go to the book