Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath

Alice Hogge & Arthur Baer Professor
Chairman, Department of Pathology
Vice Dean, Division of Biological Sciences


Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3083
Chicago, IL 60637-1470
Telephone: (773) 702-0647
Fax: (773) 702-9379

Research Interests

Our laboratory is interested in the cellular and molecular biology of murine natural killer (NK) cells. These cells are believed to act as the first line of defense against tumors and viral infections. In addition they secrete a variety of cytokines including 1FN-g and GM-CSF that can influence the inflammatory response. Two aspects of NK cell biology are of particular interest to us: the development of NK cells from multipotent progenitor cells, and the identification of NK cell receptors and their ligands.

Textbook Publications