Episode 102: Dr Vinay Kumar Part 1 – Compassion, Curiosity, and Natural Killer Cells

Today my guest is Pathologist Dr Vinay Kumar

What we discuss with Dr Kumar:

  • How his grandfather influenced him in becoming a doctor, and taught him the lesson of compassion
  • How curiosity led him to study botany, and how it led him back to medicine
  • How he became interested in research of disease mechanisms
  • Traveling to the US to work with Dr Stanley Robbins in Boston, and some of his first experiences in the US
  • His early research with Natural Killer cells

Links for this episode:

Health Podcast Network

 LabVine Learning

The ConfLab from LabVine

Dress A Med scrubs


The Accidental Pathologist: A Curiosity-Driven Journey from Plant Evolution to Innate Immunity

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Functions of Natural Killer Cells

Robbins and Cotran Pathologic Basis of Disease


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