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Engineered Peptide Assemblies for Drug Design - Neuroscience Seminar Series

Neuroscience Seminar Series

Title: Engineered Peptide Assemblies for Drug Design

Vivek Kumar, PhD
New Jersey Institute of Technology

Vivek Kumar received his bachelor’s degree in biomedical engineering from Northwestern University in 2006, and doctorate degree in biomedical engineering from the Georgia Institute of Technology in 2011. He did post-doctoral work at BIDMC, Harvard Medical School, and Rice University. He has honed his expertise is in the area of tissue engineering, drug development and delivery, and specific research interests are in the area of inflammation modulation and angiogenesis, especially in understanding the role of small growth factor or cytokine mimics’ ability to signal biological processes. He is the co-author of over 40 peer-reviewed journal articles, over 4 dozen abstracts, an inventor on a dozen patents/applications, and serial entrepreneur (3 startups to-date).

Vivek currently serves at the New Jersey Institute of Technology as an Assistant Professor in Biomedical Engineering and Chemical Engineering, and at the Rutgers School of Dental Medicine. Vivek teaches Biomaterials and Biomedical Translation and Entrepreneurship. As a pre-health advisor and a member of the BME Faculty search committee, University IP committee, and endowed fellow of the Albert Dorman Honors College, Vivek strives to encourage research involvement with undergraduates, graduates and post-doctoral scientists. Research in the KumarLab ( aims at translating technologies in startups ( / towards treating a wide array of pathologies. To this end, Vivek is a frequent member of SBIR/STTR and NIH study sections, and serves as a reviewer for over a dozen peer-reviewed journals.

On April 8th at 4:00pm, join the talk on MS Teams. 
Conference ID: 214 435 26#

Thursday, April 8 at 4:00pm to 5:00pm

Virtual Event

Persons with disabilities may submit a request for accommodations to participate in this event at UT Dallas' ADA website. You may also call (972) 883-5331 for assistance or send an email to All requests should be received no later than 2 business days prior to the event.

Event Type

Lectures & Workshops

Target Audience

Undergraduate Students, Prospective Students, Graduate Students


Research, Science & Technology


Pepdide, Drug Design

Behavioral and Brain Sciences
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