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Sudhir Kumar

Sudhir Kumar

  • Assistant Professor
The major focus of my work is to decipher the molecular mechanisms underlining sexual stage differentiation and gamete fertility in the malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. These stages and underlying processes are critical for parasite transmission to the mosquito vector. Another line of research in my lab is to understand the mechanism of drug resistance in P. falciparum.

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Patterson Hall
1800 Christensen Dr


  • B.Sc. (Hons) Zoology, Sri Venkateswara College, University of Delhi, India, 2008
  • M.Sc. Plant Molecular Biology and Biotechnology, University of Delhi, India, 2011
  • Ph.D. Malaria: Cell Biology, Signaling, Biochemistry, National Institute of Immunology / Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India., 2017
  • Postdoctoral Fellow: Seattle Children's Research Institute, WA, USA. 2017-2021
  • Research Scientist: Seattle Children's Research Institute, WA, USA. 2021-2023

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Area of Expertise: 

  • Biochemistry
  • Cell Biology
  • Signaling and cellular differentiation 
  • Genetic crosses
  • Gamete fertility