Dr. UDAY KUMAR, MBBS, MD (Pathology)Scientist ‘G’ & HoD,
Pathology and Microbiology
At present, he heads the Pathology and Electron Microscopy Division. As a Pathologist and Toxicologist, he collaborates with other colleagues from other Divisions and has undertaken research projects of his own Division also. His areas of interest are (1) Nutrition and Cancer interaction (2) Nutrition & Toxicology. Recently he was selected for the “Normal E Borlaug International Agricultural Science and Technology Fellowship Programme – 2010” under Department of Agriculture, Govt. of USA, USA in the area of agricultural biotechnology with respect to “Allergencity assessment of genetically modified foods”.
His earlier studies focussed on BMI in human patients with breast cancer and possible correlation with the disease and animal studies to look into effect of type of dietary fat on mammary carcinogenesis. Also, the effect of macro- and micronutrient deficiencies and supplementation were studied in intestinal epithelial cell apoptosis. Further, cisplatin induced apoptotic animal model was developed. Many collaborative research projects are in the field of “Fluorosis”, a major public health problem in India.
He is a CPCSEA nominee (under Ministry of Environment and Forest, Govt. of India) and Inspector for various Govt. Organizations and Industry. He is also a trained GLP Assessor working on behalf of National GLP Monitoring Authority of DST, Govt. of India.