Vijay Kumar

University of Queensland

Dr. Kumar has more than 13 years of research experience in the field of bacterial sepsis along with other acute bacterial infections (i.e., pneumonia), innate immunity, and inflammation. He completed his PhD degree in June 2009 from the Department of Microbiology, Panjab University, Chandigarh, India. Thereafter, he moved internationally and worked as a postdoctoral researcher at various hospitals and universities in Canada, that is, Sainte-Justine Hospital, University de Montreal, Montreal, Quebec (2009–2010); Queens’s University, Kingston, ON (2010–2012); and Sunnybrook Health Science Centre, University of Toronto, Toronto, ON (2012–2013). He worked with Translational Immunology Group at Trinity College, Dublin, Ireland (2014–2015). Currently, he is working with Children Health Clinical Unit, Faculty of Medicine at University of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia. Dr. Kumar is the recipient of the prestigious 'Piero Periti Review Article Award” for the year 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 is the recipient of junior research and senior research fellowship [JRF and SRF (2004–2009)] offered by the Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR), New Delhi, India. Till now, he has published 40 publications in peer-reviewed international journals in this field. He is also serving as an invited reviewer for many international journals.

2books edited

3chapters authored

Latest work with IntechOpen by Vijay Kumar

The book entitled Sepsis will provide a great and up-to-date information in this field to students and researchers involved in sepsis research with its chapters targeting host-pathogen interaction at a metabolic level during sepsis pathogenesis, how age affects sepsis pathogenesis and its outcome in old-age population as compared to young population, sepsis-associated acute organ injury mainly targeting acute kidney injury in sepsis, and kallistatin as host-derived immunomodulatory mechanism during sepsis, along with developments in techniques required for early diagnosis of sepsis and sepsis-associated encephalitis, a devastating medical condition observed during severe sepsis. The book is written by experts in their fields associated with sepsis, a critical condition needing great medical attention.

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