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
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.
- Kumar V, Mitchell RM, Abbas AK , Fausto N. 2007. Basic Pathology, 8th edition, W.B. Saunders, Philadelphia , PA (with translations into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian and Croatian).
- Mitchell R, Kumar V, Abbas A, Fausto N. Pocket Companion to Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. Elsevier Saunders, 7th Edition, 2006.
- Klatt E, Kumar V. Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology, Elsevier Saunders, 2nd Edition, 2005.
- Kumar V, Fausto N, Abbas A. Robbins & Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease. Elsevier Saunders, 7th edition, 2004.