Episode 103: Dr Vinay Kumar Part 2 – Robbins Pathologic Basis of Disease and Evolving Teaching Styles

Today my guest is once again Dr Vinay Kumar

What we discuss with Dr Kumar:

  • Proving that Natural Killer Cells are distinct from T cells.
  • How “it’s better to be right than to be first.”
  • How Dr Stanley Robbins asked him to be a coauthor of his textbook
  • The process for revising the textbook, and that “there is no good writing, only good rewriting.”
  • How revising the textbook became a form of research
  • The evolution of his teaching style, incorporating flipped classrooms and online interactive elements

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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