Abhishek Kumar

Laboratory manager

Research description

My research focuses on clinical, behavioral studies on orofacial neurosciences with special emphasis on behavior learning, skill acquisition and effects of training in the improvement of oral motor skills. I am interested in mechanisms related to cortical plasticity in the corticomotor pathways related to the various orofacial muscles. Furthermore, I am also interested in the influence of craniofacial pain on the oral motor and fine motor control and adaptation of due to altered oral environment.

Teaching portfolio

My teaching assignments include supervision of three doctoral students in the capacity of a co-supervisor. I am also involved in the supervision of Master students, Dental undergraduate students, Visiting Researchers and Visiting doctoral students in the capacity of both main and co-supervisor.


  • 2012-2015: Doctor of Philosophy (PhD), Section of Orofacial Pain and Jaw Function, Department of Dentistry, Aarhus University, Denmark
  • 2002-2007: Bachelor of Dental Surgery (BDS), Bapuji Dental College and Hospital, Rajiv Gandhi University of Health and Sciences, Bangalore, India.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

Main applicant

  • 2020: KI foundation and Funds
  • 2018: Travel grant KI foundation
  • 2014: Travel grant for a research stay at Karolinska Institutet, Sweden during Ph.D.
  • 2013: Research support grant for Ph.D. project from Colgate.
  • 2012: International mobility scholarship to pursue fully-funded Ph.D. education at Aarhus University, Denmark.


  • 2017: FSS grant from Danish Research Council 
  • 2020: Swedish Research Council (VR)
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