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We are a group of geneticists, neuroscientists, and computer scientists who are passionate about discoveries of novel targets and models for mental illness through innovation at the confluence of computational, genetic, and genomic methods.
The Kumar Laboratory is located at the Jackson Laboratory in Bar Harbor, Maine. We study neural circuits in the brain whose misregulation leads to behavioral abnormalities including addiction, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and depression. Using mouse molecular genetics as a foundation, and a combination of computational, biochemistry, physiology, and imaging techniques, we dissect these complex conditions in mammals.
Primarily, we use functional genomic approaches in mice to identify genes and pathways that regulate these behaviors. We seek to develop better models of human diseases that can be used by the biomedical research community for therapeutics. Recently, we have applied machine learning and artificial intelligence methods to understand animal behavior at high spatial and temporal resolution, objectively, and over long periods of time. Our work has been published in numerous high impact journals such as Science, eLife, Nature Communications Biology, among others.
Latest Lab News and Blogs:
Lab Hike 2023 #7 Beehive
Beehive is one of the more exciting trails at Acadia.
Tom celebrates 25 years at JAX
Tom Sproule celebrated 25 years at JAX. Tom has been in the Kumar Lab since 2017 as an RA III. Congratulations Tom on this great accomplishment and the leadership you have shown in the lab. The milk cake was made by Marina (recipe to follow...maybe). It was delicious....
Vivek and Jake attend NIDA Genetics and Epigenetics Cross-Cutting Research Team Meeting
The NIDA Genetics meeting was held on the main campus (Natcher Center). It was our first in person meeting in a couple of years. Jake presented a poster on the pain work. It was good to see many colleagues.
Lab Hike 2023 #6
Beech Mountain has an abandoned fire tower!
Lab Hike #5
We hiked with the lab visitor, Stef Puig. Brian led the hike around Long Pond.
Lab Visit from Dr. Stephanie Puig from Boston Univeristy
Dr. Puig visited the lab for a collaboration on chronic pain models. She will be collaborating with Jake in the lab to use computer vision for pain assays. Dr. Puig gave Friday's Genetic Interest Group seminar.