Kumar Nikhil

Assistant Professor

Dr Nikhil has more than 13 years of research experience working in the field of molecular biology, cell biology and cancer biology. He obtained his PhD from Department of Biotechnology, IIT Roorkee in the year 2015. Afterwards he moved to Purdue University, USA as a Post-Doctoral Fellow (2015-2020). His research work here involved identification, characterization and validation of some novel kinase and other drug targets in cancer and neurodegenerative disease using a combination of chemical, genetic and chemical genetic approach. Dr. Nikhil has already published more than 48 peer reviewed research articles in well-reputed journals such as Cancer Letters, British Journal of Cancer, Cancers, BMC Biology, Nature Communications, Journal of Cell Science, PLoS ONE etc. He was awarded the prestigious Ramalingaswami Re-entry Fellowship by the Department of Biotechnology Gov. of India (2020) and he joined BITS Pilani Goa Campus as an Assistant Professor. Dr Nikhil then moved to KIIT University, Bhubaneswar and is currently working as an Assistant professor at School of Biotechnology since March 2023.

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