Pawan Kumar
  • National Institute of Immunology, Aruna Asaf Ali Marg, India
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Ph.D, University of Southampton, UK

Current Position

Research Instructor, University of Pittsburgh


  1. McAleer, J. P., Nguyen, N. L., Chen, K., Kumar, P., Ricks, D. M., Binnie, M., Armentrout, R. A., Pociask, D. A., Hein, A., Yu, A., Vikram, A., Bibby, K., Umesaki, Y., Rivera, A., Sheppard, D., Ouyang, W., Hooper, L. V. and Kolls, J. K. (2016). Pulmonary Th17 Antifungal Immunity Is Regulated by the Gut Microbiome. J Immunol 197(1): 97-107.
  2. Kumar, P., Monin, L., Castillo, P., Elsegeiny, W., Horne, W., Eddens, T., Vikram, A., Good, M., Schoenborn, A. A., Bibby, K., Montelaro, R. C., Metzger, D. W., Gulati, A. S. and Kolls, J. K. (2016). Intestinal Interleukin-17 Receptor Signaling Mediates Reciprocal Control of the Gut Microbiota and Autoimmune Inflammation. Immunity 44(3): 659-671.
  3. Shih, V. F., Cox, J., Kljavin, N. M., Dengler, H. S., Reichelt, M., Kumar, P., Rangell, L., Kolls, J. K., Diehl, L., Ouyang, W. and Ghilardi, N. (2014). Homeostatic IL-23 receptor signaling limits Th17 response through IL-22-mediated containment of commensal microbiota. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A 111(38): 13942-13947.
  4. Rajasekaran, K., Kumar, P., Schuldt, K. M., Peterson, E. J., Vanhaesebroeck, B., Dixit, V., Thakar, M. S. and Malarkannan, S. (2013). Signaling by Fyn-ADAP via the Carma1-Bcl-10-MAP3K7 signalosome exclusively regulates inflammatory cytokine production in NK cells. Nat Immunol 14(11): 1127-1136.
  5. Kumar, P., Thakar, M. S., Ouyang, W. and Malarkannan, S. (2013). IL-22 from conventional NK cells is epithelial regenerative and inflammation protective during influenza infection. Mucosal Immunol 6(1): 69-82.
  6. Kumar, P., Chen, K. and Kolls, J. K. (2013). Th17 cell based vaccines in mucosal immunity. Curr Opin Immunol 25(3): 373-380.
  7. Kumar, P. and Kolls, J. K. (2013). Act1-hsp90 heats up TH17 inflammation. Nat Immunol 14(1): 16-17.
  8. Kumar, P., Rajasekaran, K., Palmer, J. M., Thakar, M. S. and Malarkannan, S. (2013). IL-22: An Evolutionary Missing-Link Authenticating the Role of the Immune System in Tissue Regeneration. J Cancer 4(1): 57-65.
  9. Kumar, P., Bartoszek, A. E., Moran, T. M., Gorski, J., Bhattacharyya, S., Navidad, J. F., Thakar, M. S. and Malarkannan, S. (2012). High-throughput detection method for influenza virus. J Vis Exp(60).
  10. Malarkannan, S., Awasthi, A., Rajasekaran, K., Kumar, P., Schuldt, K. M., Bartoszek, A., Manoharan, N., Goldner, N. K., Umhoefer, C. M. and Thakar, M. S. (2012). IQGAP1: a regulator of intracellular spacetime relativity. J Immunol 188(5): 2057-2063.
  11. Rajasekaran, K., Chu, H., Kumar, P., Xiao, Y., Tinguely, M., Samarakoon, A., Kim, T. W., Li, X., Thakar, M. S., Zhang, J. and Malarkannan, S. (2011). Transforming growth factor-beta-activated kinase 1 regulates natural killer cell-mediated cytotoxicity and cytokine production. J Biol Chem 286(36): 31213-31224.
  12. Guo, H., Kumar, P. and Malarkannan, S. (2011). Evasion of natural killer cells by influenza virus. J Leukoc Biol 89(2): 189-194.
  13. Guo, H., Kumar, P., Moran, T. M., Garcia-Sastre, A., Zhou, Y. and Malarkannan, S. (2009). The functional impairment of natural killer cells during influenza virus infection. Immunol Cell Biol 87(8): 579-589.
  14. Majtan, J., Kumar, P., Majtan, T., Walls, A. F. and Klaudiny, J. (2010). Effect of honey and its major royal jelly protein 1 on cytokine and MMP-9 mRNA transcripts in human keratinocytes. Exp Dermatol 19(8): e73-79.
  15. Kumar, P., Williams, J. N., Durkin, K. L., Heckels, J. E., Friedmann, P. S., Healy, E. and Christodoulides, M. (2010). Neuropeptide alpha-MSH exerts pro-inflammatory effects on Neisseria meningitidis infection in vitro. Inflamm Res 59(2): 105-113.
  16. Pickard, C., Louafi, F., McGuire, C., Lowings, K., Kumar, P., Cooper, H., Dearman, R. J., Cumberbatch, M., Kimber, I., Healy, E. and Friedmann, P. S. (2009). The cutaneous biochemical redox barrier: a component of the innate immune defenses against sensitization by highly reactive environmental xenobiotics. J Immunol 183(11): 7576-7584.
  17. Majtan, J., Kumar, P., Koller, J., Dragunova, J. and Gabriz, J. (2009). Induction of metalloproteinase 9 secretion from human keratinocytes by pleuran (beta-glucan from Pleurotus ostreatus). Z Naturforsch C 64(7-8): 597-600.
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