September 2021 – Postdoctoral Position 1

September 2021 – Postdoctoral Position 2 – With O’Connell Lab

September 2021 – OPEN RESEARCH ASSOCIATE POSITION

Welcome

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:

Kumar Lab hosts Dr. Eric Yttri for a virtual visit

Kumar Lab hosts Dr. Eric Yttri for a virtual visit

Dr. Yttri, from Carnegie Mellon University, Department of Biological Sciences, presented his lab's latest work from this paper. The paper uses unsupervised learning to understand the types of behaviors mice carry out. Dr. Yttri met with postdocs, engineers, and...

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PyTorch: keep the GPU busy

We all know it's important to use GPU resources efficiently, especially during inference. One easy and highly effective way to achieve this is to reorder some of your inference logic to exploit PyTorch's asynchronous GPU operations. This becomes especially important...

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HE Plots at a glance

Multivariate response data are routinely generated from experiments carried out in our lab. For example, several interrelated gait metrics such as stride length, step length, limb duty factor etc. are extracted from each stride of the mouse. The goal is to gain...

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Opinion – Collaboration without collaborators

Recently, I got a golden opportunity to be at NIDA headquarters attending a meeting where leading scientists in the field of addiction were discussing the face validity of different behavioral assays on animal models to study aspects of human addiction. The discussion...

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Circadian and Sleep Research Support by NIH

Circadian and Sleep Research Support by NIH

I was part of a special emphasis study section last week titled - "Circadian Patterns of Gene Expression Associated with Disease" for RFA-HL-20-016. The RFA was sponsored by NHLBI and NIDA, so most of the proposals revolved around priorities of these two ICs.  Program...

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Transitioning from college to the lab

I finished my last semester of college pulling 3 AM thesis-writing sessions at the only restaurant that stayed open that late, chugging black teas and occasionally doing aerobics outside, making the other patrons uncomfortable. After turning in 98 pages of ramblings...

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