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research Functional Genomics Comparative Genomics QTL Mapping Livestock Genome Sequencing Initiative

Charu G. Kumar


Educational Background
M.S. in Biochemistry and Molecular Biophysics, University of Minnesota, 1993.
M.S. in Chemistry, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, India, 1988.
B.S. in Chemistry, St. Stephen's College, University of Delhi, India, 1986.

Current Project
Identification and Characterization of Novel Genes Expressed in Cattle Placenta

Areas of interest
Bioinformatics (sequence analysis, comparative genomics, protein structure prediction), Biocomplexity, Membrane and Receptor Chemistry, Neuroinformatics

Selected Publications

Discovery and characterization of 91 novel transcripts expressed in cattle placenta. Kumar C.G., J.H. Larson, M.R. Band, and H.A. Lewin. 2007. BMC Genomics 8:113-127.

Discovery of eight novel divergent homologs expressed in cattle placenta. Larson J.H., C.G. Kumar, R.E. Everts, C.A. Green, A. Everts-van der Wind, M.R. Band and H.A. Lewin. 2006. Physiological Genomics 25:405-413.

A 7872 cDNA microarray and its use in bovine functional genomics. Everts R.E., M.R., Band, Z.L. Liu, C.G. Kumar, L. Liu, J.J. Loor, R. Oliveira and H.A. Lewin. 2005. Veterinary Immunology and Immunopathology 105:235-45.

ESTIMA, a tool for EST management in a multi-project environment. Kumar C.G., R. LeDuc, G. Gong, L. Roinishivili, H.A. Lewin and L. Liu. 2004. BMC Bioinformatics 5:176.

Comparative mammalian genomics and adaptive evolution: divergent homologs and novel genes in the cattle genome. Lewin H.A., J.H. Larson and C.G. Kumar. 2004. In, S. Wasser (ed.), Evolutionary Theory and Processes: Modern Horizons, Kluwer, pp. 139-152

Annotated expressed sequence tags and cDNA microarrays for studies of brain and behavior in the honey bee. Whitfield C.W., M.R. Band, M.F. Bonaldo, C.G. Kumar, L. Liu, J.R. Pardinas, H.M. Robertson, M.B. Soares and G.E. Robinson. 2002. Genome Research 12:555-66.

  Laboratory of Mammalian Genome Biology
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
206 Edward R. Madigan Laboratory 
1201 West Gregory Drive 
Urbana, IL 61801

Phone 217-244-6745