Professor and Director
Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine
Raj Kumar, PhD is Director of Research and a Professor of Biochemistry in the Basic Sciences Department. He received his PhD and did his Postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Medical Branch at Galveston. His research focuses on: Biochemistry, Cell Biology, Molecular Biology; Protein Biochemistry, Structural Biology, and Biophysical Chemistry; Thermodynamics of protein Folding/Unfolding; Cancer Biology; Pharmacology and pathology of Gastrointestinal Tract; Diabetes; Signal Transduction, Post transcriptional Modifications; Endocrinology; Biology of Nuclear Hormone Receptors; Inflammation; and, Allergy and Asthma. Raj comes to us from the University of Texas Medical Branch.
Structure:function studies of the steroid hormone receptors