Dr. Mukesh Kumar

Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, University of Hawaii

Dr. Mukesh Kumar Discusses the Development of an Animal Model for Zika Virus

Dr. Mukesh Kumar, of the University of Hawaii, has developed a guinea pig model for Zika virus infection, a critical step in understanding the pathogenesis of the virus. Zika virus infection has been linked to development of severe fetal abnormalities including stillbirth and microcephaly. The development of this new animal model aims to elucidate the process by which these conditions occur.

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Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor at the University of Hawaii at Manoa. More
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Dr. Mukesh Kumar

Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology & Pharmacology, University of Hawaii

Dr. Mukesh Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Tropical Medicine, Medical Microbiology and Pharmacology, and Associate Director of the John A. Burns School of Medicine Biocontainment Facility (JBF) at University of Hawaii at Manoa. He is a trained veterinarian with a Ph.D in Tropical Medicine. He conducts Independent research as well as assists other independent principal investigators, graduate students and technicians in conducting their research projects in the JBF.