Priti Kumar PhD

Assistant Professor of Medicine (Infectious Diseases) and of Microbial Pathogenesis

Departments & Organizations

Yale Combined Program in the Biological and Biomedical Sciences (BBS): Immunology | Microbiology

Office of Student ResearchMolecular VirologyMicrobial PathogenesisInternal Medicine: Infectious DiseasesMolecular Virology

Research Interests

RNA interference (RNAi)-based strategies for treating viral infections more...


  • Ph.D., Indian Institute of Science, India, 2002

Selected Publications

  • Kim SS, Peer D, Kumar P**, Subramanya S, Wu H, Asthana D, Habiro K, Yang YG, Manjunath N, Shimaoka M, Shankar P. RNAi-mediated CCR5 Silencing by LFA-1-targeted Nanoparticles Prevents HIV Infection in BLT Mice. Mol Ther. 2010 Feb;18(2):370-6. Epub 2009 Dec 8. ** Joint first author
  • Kumar P, Ban HS, Kim SS, Wu H, Pearson T, Greiner D, Laouar A, Yao J, Haridas V, Habiro K, Yang YG, Jeong JH, Lee KY, Kim YK, Kim SW, Peipp M, Fey GH, Manjunath N, Shultz LN, Lee SK and Shankar P. (2008). T cell-specific siRNA delivery suppresses HIV-1 infection in humanized mice. Cell. 134(4):577-86.
  • Son J, Kim YB, Shankar P, Kumar P* and Lee SK. Effective suppression of HIV-1 using artificial bispecific miRNA targeting conserved sequences with tolerance for wobble base pairing. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2008 Sep 19;374(2):214-8. Epub 2008 Jul 11. *Joint corresponding author



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