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T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD

Professor and ​​Edgar L., Patricia M. Makowski and Family Endowed Chair
Division of Reproductive Sciences
Associate Vice Chair of Research
Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology
Secondary Appointment
Division of Reproductive Endocrinology and Infertility

Mail Stop 8613, RC2, Room 3100B
Phone: 303-724-8689
Fax: 303-724-3512

Kumar Lab​


Postdoc, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX
Postdoc, Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University, Portland, OR
PhD, University of Delhi, Delhi, India
MPhil, Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India
MSc, Central University of Hyderabad, Hyderabad, India

Research Interests:
Dr. Kumar received his PhD in 1989 from the University of Delhi, India and his postdoctoral training at the Vollum Institute, Oregon Health Sciences University in Portland, OR.  He then moved to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, TX, as a Research Associate and became an Assistant Professor in the Department of Pathology and Molecular & Cellular Biology.  In 2004, he moved to University of Kansas Medical Center, Kansas City, KS, where he became a Tenured Professor in the Department of Molecular & Integrative Physiology and Director of the Center for Reproductive Sciences, Institute for Reproductive Health and Regenrative Medicine.  He joined the Division of Reproductive Sciences in May 2016.  His research was published in Nature, Nature Genetics, Cell, PNAS, J Clinical Investigation, Molecular and Cellular Biology, Journal of Biological Chemistry, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, and Endocrinology.  He also co-edited textbooks entitled "Transgenics in Endocrinology," and "Gonadotropins: From Bench Side to Bedside."

1. Kumar TR, Lu H, Wang Y, and Matzuk MM (1997).  Follicle Stimulating hormone is required for ovarian follicle maturation but not male fertility.  Nature Genetics, 15:201-204.

2. Matzuk MM, Hadsell, LA, De Mayo F and Kumar TR (2003) Overexpression of human chorionic gonadotropin in transgenic mice causes multiple reproductive defects.  Biology of Reproduction, 69: 338-346.

3. Ma X, Dong YL, Matzuk MM and Kumar TR (2004).  Targeted mutagenesis of LH beta leads to hypogonadism, defects in steroidogenesis and infertility.  Proceedings of National Academy of Sciences (USA), 101: 17294-17299.

4. Kumar TR, Larson M, Wang H, McDermott J, and Bronshteyn I (2009) Transgenic Mouse Technology: Principles and Methods.  In: "Molecular Endocrinology: A comprehensive guide to current methodologies" Editors: Park-Sarge O-K & Curry TE, Humana Press New Jersey, Methods in Molecular Biology, 590: 335-362.

5. Panneerdoss S, Fu-Chang Y, Beddavarapu K, Shetty G, Wang H, Kumar TR and Rao MK (2012) Androgen-responsive microRNAs in Sertoli cells.  PLoS One, 7: e41146.