Editorial Board

Dr. Binod Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D., FIJPER

Dr. Binod Kumar, M.Sc., Ph.D., FIJPER
Department of Microbiology and Immunology
Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science

Biography :

Dr Binod Kumar is a Virologist with more than 10 years of experience in Molecular Biology of RNA and DNA viruses. He obtained his Ph.D in Medical Microbiology in 2014 from V.P. Chest Institute, University of Delhi, India. He worked as a Post-Doctoral Fellow from 2014 to 2016 and has been promoted to Senior Research Associate in Microbiology & Immunology at Rosalind Franklin University of Medicine and Science, USA. He has worked extensively on human influenza (pH1N1, H1N1, H3N2, Inf B) & other respiratory viruses and their diagnostics and parthenogenesis. His Post-doctoral work focused on the entry and trafficking of KSHV (HHV-8) and host innate immune response generated against other Herpes viruses (KSHV, HSV, EBV). Dr Kumar has published more than 35 research/review articles (PLOS Pathogens, J Virol., Viruses, Front. Immunol., Front. Microbiol., Antiviral Res., Nuc Acid Ther.), co-authored book chapters and has presented his research work in several national and international conferences. His research work on post transcriptional gene silencing strategies on human influenza viruses was awarded with the “Young Scientist” award by the European Scientific Working group on Influenza (ESWI) in 2014. His research work has also been recognized and awarded on international platform by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation (2013), The Wellcome Trust (2012), Keystone Symposia (2011), AVG silver award (2010) and many other scientific societies. He is currently serving as the life member of more than 10 scientific societies working on Virology and life science. Dr Kumar is the editorial board member and reviewer of several reputed journals. He has taken up responsibilities of an Advisor of Wiley Science and The Science advisory board.

Research Interest :

• Mechanism of virus entry, replication, assembly and egress • Virus-host protein-protein interaction and cell signalling pathways • Virus infection and innate immune response • Post-transcriptional gene silencing strategies (siRNA, ribozymes and DNAzymes) • Molecular diagnosis and pathogenesis of viruses • Epidemiology of viruses