Our Research

The research in the Kumar laboratory focuses on the interface of chemistry, medicine, and biology. Over the past few years the interests of the group included biophysics of cellular membranes, understanding the origin of life, and creating self assembling trans-membrane proteins. Currently the major projects include: G protein-coupled receptors, cell-surface interactions, and battling antibiotic resistance.

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Origin of Life

Answering the hardest question: Where did life come from?


Non-Stick Cells

Creating Non-Stick Cells for Anti-Metastatic Properties and Imaging of Invasive Tumors


G Protein-Coupled Receptors

Understanding the structure and activity relationship of specific secretin family receptors


Novel Antibiotics

Using mirror image phage display to discover new antibiotics


Get to know the individuals who make the magic at the lab bench and in the office.


Explore the large number of individuals who have spent summers to years creating the magic.


Delve into the numerous awards and good news to celebrate past and present lab members.


Check out all of the publications that have been produced in the Kumar laboratry.