Biomedical Engineering Seminar

October 23, 2017
October 23, 2017
 
Speaker: Vivek Kumar, Ph.D.
                  New Jersey Institute of Technology   
Title: Self-Assembled Petide Drugs and Biomaterials    
Location: Biomedical Engineering Auditorium
Time: 1:45 p.m. to 2:45 p.m.
 
Vivek Kumar received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 2006, and doctorate degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. His expertise is in the area of tissue engineering, drug development and delivery, and specific research interests are in the area of inflammation modulation and angiogenesis, especially in understanding the role of small growth factor or cytokine mimics’ ability to signal biological processes.
 
Dr. Kumar has served at the New Jersey Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering with courtesy appointments in the Chemical Engineering department and the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. In addition to teaching a graduate class in Biomedical Translation and Entrepreneurship, Dr. Kumar teaches Advanced Biomaterials to budding Undergraduate Tissue Engineers. As the Biomaterials track chair, pre-health advisor and a member of the BME Faculty search committee, Dr. Kumar strives to encourage research involvement in undergraduate pedagogy, developed holistic and well-rounded bioengineers, capable of interacting, adapting and contributing to the rapidly changing research arena. From biomaterials design, drug discovery to drug delivery – research in the KumarLab (kumarlab.njit.edu) aims at translating technologies in startups (nangiotx.com) towards treating a wide array of pathologies. To this end, Dr. Kumar has served on numerous NSF SBIR/STTR panels. For those who made it this far into the abstract – check out my latest start-up in a completely different space – Parking! (pullupapp.io)
 
He is the co-author of over 30 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 2 dozen abstracts, co-inventor on over a half dozen patents/applications, and serial entrepreneur (2 startups to-date).
 
For more information, please contact Robin Yarborough at 848-445-6872 or at ryarboro@soe.rutgers.edu.