Dr. R. Suresh Kumar

Dr. R. Suresh Kumar
Scientist F
Educational Qualification: Ph. D. (Life Sciences), M. Phil. (Genetics) | Department: Molecular Genetics
Work Experience: 33 years post-MD

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BIOS: Dr.R.Suresh Kumar Joined as Scientist B at NICPR in 2001 and presently working as Scientist-F in molecular Biology group. He did his MPhil in Genetics in the field of Genetics of prelingual deafness from Madras University (Taramani Campus), Chennai, Tamilnadu and PhD in the field of Extracurricular activitiesof Telomerase from School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University New Delhi. DuringPhd he had unraveled the novel function of telomerase RNA, and found certain genes having positiveassociation with Expression of Telomerase RNA, opening new avenues for cancer targets. During his tenure at NICPR (formerly ICPO) he ventured in development of novel expression delivery vectors and Epigenetics in cancers. Presently his area of interest lies in Chemoprevention,Exosomes, Telomerase, Epigenetics in oral cancer, tobacco mediated carcinogenesis. During pandemic, as a nodal officer established high throughput viral diagnostic lab (HTVDL) as a team and have accomplished 22.6 Lakhs of covid-19 testing

Research Interests: Cancer Epigenetics, Telomerase, Chemoprevention, Tobacco mediated carcinogenesis