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Priti Kumar, PhD

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases

Contact Information

Priti Kumar, PhD

Mailing Address

  • Infectious Diseases

    PO Box 208022, 25 York Street

    New Haven, CT, 06510

    United States



The Kumar laboratory conducts translational research with a main focus on the development of novel gene therapies for viral infections. Over the last 7 years as faculty at Yale, Dr. Kumar’s laboratory has been involved in understanding the pathogenesis of RNA viruses like HIV and West Nile virus in relevant small animal models and expanding research efforts for prevention and treatment of infections caused by these viruses. Notable advances from the group have been the development and testing of novel gene therapeutic strategies for HIV in humanized mice, with the goal of enabling in vivo gene therapy in humans.

Education & Training

  • Instructor
    Immune Disease Institute (2008)
  • PhD
    Indian Institute of Science, India (2002)


  • Collaborators at Hanyang Fusion Materials Program, Korea
    South Korea 2010
    Human T Cell Specific RNA-Based Nano-Medicine for AIDS

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