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Rajesh Kumar

Rajesh Kumar, PhD, Associate Professor, Division of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX, USA.

Positions and Employment

1994-1996           Research Associate, Division of Molecular Biology, Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India

1996-2000           Research Associate, Department of Cell Biology, University of Virginia Health Science Center, Charlottesville, VA

2000-2002     Postdoctoral Research Associate, Cardiovascular Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Temple, TX

2003-2010     Assistant Professor of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, College of Medicine, The Texas A&M University System Health Science Center, Temple, TX

2010-Cont.        Associate Professor of Medicine, Division of Molecular Cardiology, Department of Internal Medicine, College of Medicine, Texas A&M Health Science Center, Temple, TX

Professional Memberships

2003-present     American Heart Association

2007-present     American Physiological Society

2010-present     American Diabetes Association

Honors

1988           Junior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, India

1990           Senior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, India

2000           Best Research Award         , Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2001           Best Research Award         , Association for Research in Vision and Ophthalmology

2004           Young Investigator Award Finalist, Gordon Research Conference on Angiotensin

2007 Agilent Paper of the Year, by Agilent technologies, for the paper published in Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol, 293: 939-948, 2007

2008 Best Publication by Faculty (Basic Science), Scott & White Research Day, for the article published in Am J Physiol Heart Circ Physiol. 294: 1675-1684, 2008

Research Awards to Trainees

2006           Best Research Award, 1st place, 13th Annual South Texas ACP Associates Program

2006           Best Research Award (Oral), Scott & White Residents Research Day

2006           Best Poster Award, 2nd Cardiovascular Research Institute Retreat

2007           Best Research Award, 2nd place, 14th Annual South Texas ACP Associates Program

2007           Best Research Award (Oral), Scott & White Residents Research Day

2007           Best Poster Award, 3rd Cardiovascular Research Institute Retreat

2008                   Best Research Award (Poster), Scott & White Residents Research Day

2008           Best Research Award, 1st place, 15th Annual South Texas ACP Associates Program

2009           Best Research Award (Poster), 2nd place, Basic Science, S&W Residents Research Day

2009           Best Research Award (Poster), 1st place, clinical science, S&W Residents Research Day

2010           Best Research Award (Oral), 1st place, Basic science, S&W Residents Research Day

Professional Services

Editor:

1.      Frontiers in Biosciences – Managing Editor

2.      Current Hypertension Reviews – Invited Editor for a Hot Topic Issue

3.      World Journal of Nephrology – Member Editorial Board

4.      World Journal of Hypertension – Member Editorial Board

Ad-hoc Reviewer:

1.      Circulation Research

2.      Diabetes

3.      Hypertension

4.      Journal of Molecular and Cellular Cardiology

5.      American Journal of Physiology

6.      Cardiovascular Research

7.      Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology

8.      Endocrine

9.      Regulatory Peptides

10.    Physiological Genomics

11.    Bioscience Reports

12.    Vascular Health and Risk Management

13.    Journal of the Renin-Angiotensin-Aldosterone System

14.    Journal of Applied Physiology

15.    International Journal of Cardiology

16.    Diabetes, Metabolic Syndrome and Obesity: Targets and Therapy