Vinod Kumar, PhD

Vinod Kumar, PhDPostdoctoral Research Associate

Department of Pharmaceutical Sciences
College of Pharmacy
University of Nebraska Medical Center
985830 Nebraska Medical Center
Omaha, NE 68198-5830
(402) 559-6987


2014 - Ph.D in Biochemistry from Protein Chemistry and Technology department, Central Food Technological Research Institute (CFTRI), Mysore India
Master of Science in Biotechnology from University of Mysore, Mysore, Karnataka, INDIA.
Bachelor of Science in Zoology, Botany and Chemistry from University of Lucknow, Lucknow (UP), INDIA.

Research Interests

Deciphering the insight into the molecular mechanism and miRNA based delivery to treat pancreatic cancer.


  1. Vinod Kumar, Saravanan Murugeson, Neha Vithani, Balaji Prakash and Lalitha R Gowda. A salt bridge stabilized C-terminal hook is critical for the dimerization of a Bowman-Birk inhibitor. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 566 (2015).pp 15-25.
  2. Vinod Kumar and Lalitha R. Gowda. Production of horsegram (Dolichos biflorus) Bowman-Birk Inhibitor by an intein mediated protein purification system. Protein Expression and Purification. 89 (2013) pp 16-24.
  3. Vinod Kumar and Lalitha R. Gowda. The contribution of two disulfide bonds in the trypsin binding domain of horsegram (Dolichos biflorus) Bowman-Birk inhibitor to thermal stability and functionality. Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics. 537 (2013).pp 49-61.

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