Vivek Joined the lab in 2015. Dr. Kumar received his Bachelor’s degree from the University of Chicago in Biology. As an undergraduate he worked with Dr. Robert Haselkorn on the genetics of the photosynthetic bacterium Rhodobacter capsulatus. He obtained his PhD from the University of California, San Diego working under the mentorship of Dr. Michael G. Rosenfeld. Dr. Kumar biochemically and structurally characterized the NAD+ binding transcriptional corepressor C-terminal binding protein (CtBP). He joined the laboratory of Dr. Joseph Takahashi at Northwestern University as a postdoctoral researcher. He subsequently moved with Dr. Takahashi to UTSW and is currently an Instructor of Neuroscience.
Here is his CV