Dr. P. S. Mohan Kumar born in Tamil Nadu, India. He completed his Bachelor of veterinary science from the Madras Veterinary College, Chennai, India. He went onto pursue a Ph.D. degree in neuroendocrinology at Kansas State University and followed to take up his period of a postdoctoral fellowship at the University of Kansas Medical Center. After a brief period as an assistant professor at Kansas State University, he moved to Michigan State University, where he obtained his tenure and advanced to full professor.
His research areas of interests are Neuroendocrinology Reproductive Aging, Stress Axis and Metabolic Function; Neuroendocrine-Immune Interactions; Prenatal Programming and its Neuroendocrine Consequences, and; Neuroendocrine Effects of Exposure to Environmentally Relevant Chemicals, wherein he is collaboratively involved in utilizing both in vivo and in vitro techniques such as HPLC-EC, RIA, ELISAs, brain microdissection, radiotelemetry, in situ hybridization, immunohistochemistry, mixed neuronal-glial cell cultures, RT-PCR, TaqMan real-time RT-PCR, Western blotting, etc. Funding from the NIH, NSF, and USDA has regularly supported Dr. Mohan Kumar’s research. He serves on NIH study sections and reviews for peer-reviewed journals and published more than 190 research articles.
Apart from his interest in research, he has been involved in mentoring graduate students, postdoctoral fellows, and young faculty members. Dr. Mohan Kumar has served as the Graduate Program Coordinator and has directed an NIH-funded T32 training grant. He has also served as the research director for the NIH-funded Building Interdisciplinary Research Collaborations in Women’s Health (BIRCWH) program. For his research efforts, he received the Pfizer Research Excellence Award.
Dr. Mohan Kumar is also involved in teaching in the veterinary curriculum and has received a number of teaching awards including the Carl Norden Distinguished Teacher Award, SCVMA award for Excellence in Teaching, Merial Award for Innovation in Teaching, Faculty Recognition Award from Class of 2019 CVM UGA, etc.