Vinay Kumar, MBBS, MD, FRCPath

Chairman Emeritus (2000-2016)
Alice Hogge and Arthur A. Baer Distinguished Service Professor
Biological Sciences Division and The Pritzker School of Medicine

Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
MC 3083, S354
5841 S. Maryland Avenue
Chicago, IL 60637
Phone: 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

  • Kumar V, Abbas AK and Aster JA. 2017 Basic Pathology, 10th edition, Elsevier, Philadelphia, PA (with translations into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Chinese, Japanese, Hungarian and Croatian).
  • Mitchell RM, Kumar V, Abbas AK, Fausto N, and Aster JA. 2016. Companion to Pathologic Basis of Disease, 4th edition Elsevier. Philadelphia, PA.
  • Kumar V, Abbas AK and Aster JA. "Pathologic Basis of Disease." 9th edition, W.B. Saunders Co., 2014 (with translations into Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, German, Turkish and Arabic).
  • Klatt E, Kumar V. "Robbins and Cotran Review of Pathology." 4th Edition, Elsevier Saunders, 2014.