Dr. Satish Kumar

Department of Human Genetics & South Texas Diabetes and Obesity Institute

University of Texas Rio Grande Valley, USA

Associate Professor



Ph.D., University of Delhi

M.Sc., Department of Anthropology, University of Delhi

B.Sc., University of Delhi

Publications (selected)

  1. Kumar S, Curran JE, Williams-Blangero S, Glahn DC, Blangero J. Efficient generation of functional hepatocytes from human induced pluripotent stem cells for disease modeling and disease gene discovery. Springer Protocols, In Press.
  2. Morales LD, Cromack DT, Tripathy D, Fourcaudot M, Kumar S, Curran JE, Carless M, Göring HHH, Hu SL, Lopez-Alvarenga JC, Garske KM, Pajukanta P, Small KS, Glastonbury CA, Das SK, Langefeld C, Hanson RL, Hsueh WC, Norton L, Arya R, Mummidi S, Blangero J, DeFronzo RA, Duggirala R, Jenkinson CP (2021). Further evidence supporting a potential role for ADH1B in obesity. Sci Rep., 11(1):1932. doi: 10.1038/s41598-020-80563-z. PMID: 33479282; PMCID: PMC7820614.
  3. Kumar S, Curran JE, DeLeon E, Leandro AC, Howard TE, Lehman DM, Williams-Blangero S, Glahn DC, Blangero J. Role of miRNA-mRNA Interaction in Neural Stem Cell Differentiation of Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells. Int J Mol Sci. 2020;21(19). Epub 2020/09/27. doi: 10.3390/ijms21196980. PubMed PMID: 32977388.
  4. Kumar S, Curran JE, Espinosa EC, Glahn DC, Blangero J (2020). Highly efficient induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming of cryopreserved Lymphoblastoid cell lines. J. Biol. Methods., 7(1): e124. doi: 10.14440/jbm.2020.296.
  5. Kumar S, Curran JE, Glahn DC, Blangero J (2016) Utility of lymphoblastoid cell lines for induced pluripotent stem cell generation. Stem Cell Int. 2016: 2349261, 20 pages. PMCID: PMC4914736.
  6. Kumar S, Espinosa EC, Leandro AC, Curran JE, Blangero J. (2019) microRNA and mRNA interactions in induced pluripotent stem cell reprogramming of lymphoblastoid cell lines. American Journal of Stem Cells. Am J Stem Cells, 8(2):28-37. PMCID: PMC6737382.
  7. Hanson RL, Safabakhsh S, Curtis JM, Hsueh WC, Jones LI, Aflague TF, Duenas Sarmiento J, Kumar S, Blackburn NB, Curran JE, Mahkee D, Baier LJ, Knowler WC, Nelson RG. (2019) Association of CREBRF variants with obesity and diabetes in Pacific Islanders from Guam and Saipan. Diabetologia, 62(9):1647-1652. PMCID: PMC6721609.
  8. Blackburn NB, Michael LF, Meikle PJ, Peralta JM, Mosior M, McAhren S, Bui HH, Bellinger MA, Giles C, Kumar S, Leandro AC, Almeida M, Weir JM, Mahaney MC, Dyer TD, Almasy L, VandeBerg JL, Williams-Blangero S, Glahn DC, Duggirala R, Kowala M, Blangero J, Curran JE. (2019) Rare DEGS1 variant significantly alters de novo ceramide synthesis pathway. J Lipid Res., 60(9):1630-1639. PMCID: PMC6718439.
  9. Kumar S, Blangero J, Curran JE. (2018) Induced Pluripotent Stem Cells in Disease Modeling and Gene Identification. In: DiStefano J. (Eds) Disease Gene Identification. Methods in Molecular Biology, vol 1706 (pp 17-38). Humana Press, New York, NY. PMID: 29423791.
  10. Yao L, Liu Y, Qiu Z, Kumar S, Curran J, Chen Y, Blangero J, Chen Y, Lehman D. (2017) Molecular profiling of human iPS-derived hypothalamic neurons provides developmental insights to genetic loci for body weight regulation. J Neuroendocrinol, 2017 Jan 10: 12455. PMCID: PMC5328859
  11. Traurig M, Hanson RL, Marinelarena A, Kobes S, Piaggi P, Cole S, Curran JE, Blangero J, Göring H, Kumar S, Nelson RG, Howard BV, Knowler WC, Baier LJ, Bogardus C. (2015) Analysis of SLC16A11 variants in 12,811 American Indians: Genotype-obesity interaction for type 2 diabetes and an association with RNASEK expression. Diabetes, 65: 510-519. PMCID: PMC4747458.
  12. Kumar S, Bellis C, Zlojutro M, Melton P, Blangero J, and Curran JE (2011) Large scale mitochondrial sequencing in Mexican Americans suggests a reappraisal of Native American origins. BMC Evol Biol, 11(1): 293. PMCID: PMC3217880.

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