Vinay Kumar

- Alice Hogge and Arthur Baer Professor and Chair, Dept. of Pathology, University of Chicago
- Vice Dean, Division of Biological Sciences, University of Chicago

Contact Information

Department of Pathology
The University of Chicago
5841 S. Maryland Ave., MC 3083
Chicago, IL 60637-1470

Phone: 773 702 0647
Fax: 773 702 0647
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Our laboratory is interested in the cellular and molecular biology of murine natural killer (NK) cells. These cells are believed to act as the first line of defense against tumors and viral infections. In addition they secrete a variety of cytokines including 1FN-g and GM-CSF that can influence the inflammatory response. Two aspects of NK cell biology are of particular interest to us: the development of NK cells from multipotent progenitor cells, and the identification of NK cell receptors and their ligands.

Research Papers