Priti Kumar, PhD

Associate Professor of Infectious Diseases

Departments & Organizations

Internal Medicine: Infectious Diseases

Microbial Pathogenesis

Molecular Virology: Virology Laboratories

Yale Cancer Center: Virus and Other Infection-associated Cancers

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

Yale Stem Cell Center

Office of Cooperative Research


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

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


  • Collaborators at Hanyang Fusion Materials Program, Korea South Korea (2010)

    Human T Cell Specific RNA-Based Nano-Medicine for AIDS

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Contact Info

Priti Kumar, PhD
Mailing Address
Infectious DiseasesPO Box 208022
25 York Street

New Haven, CT 06510