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Amit Kumar Ph.D.

Amit Kumar

Research coordinator

About me

12/2016 – 12/2018: Postdoctoral fellow (Protein Biochemistry/Neurobiology), Division of Translational Alzheimer Neurobiology, NVS, Karolinska Institutet, Stockholm, Sweden.                    

09/2013 – 09/2016: Postdoctoral fellow (Protein Biochemistry), Department of Protein Evolution, Max Planck Institute, Tuebingen, Germany.

08/2008 – 08/2013: Ph.D. Student (Protein Biochemistry), Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, University of Southern Mississippi (USM), USA.

Education

08/2008-08/2013: Ph.D. Protein Biochemistry (GPA: 3.94/4.00), University of Southern Mississippi, USA.

  • Dissertation: “Biophysical understanding of novel synthetic Aß prions in Alzheimer’s disease.”

08/2005-08/2008: Bachelor’s in Pharmacy (B.Pharm; Ist Division), University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

08/2003-08/2005: Diploma in Pharmacy (D.Pharm; Ist Division), University of Delhi, New Delhi, India.

Academic honours, awards and prizes

2019: Travel grant to attend AAIC conference, LA, USA, from Gålöstiftelsen, Stockholm.

2018: Winner “Alzheimer Fast Track Innovative Grant Proposal Competition”, organized by BrightFocus Foundation, San Diego, USA,

2018: Travel grant to attend SFN conference, USA, from Gålöstiftelsen, Stockholm.

2018: Travel grant to attend SFN conference, USA, from Karolinska Research Foundation.

2018: Travel grant to attend AAIC conference, USA, from Karolinska Research Foundation.

2018: Travel grant to attend AAIC conference, USA, from Wenner-Gren Foundation.

2017: Travel grant for collaborative visit at Max-Planck Institute, Germany, from Karolinska Research Foundation.

2017: Reached Pre-Final round of Merck Biopharma Innovation Cup.

2013: Outstanding Graduate Student Award, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USM.

2013: Best Research Paper Award, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USM.

2013: “Yarbrough Award” for best paper by Graduate school, USM.

2012: The Finn World Travel Award/Protein Science Young Investigator Travel Grants by The Protein Society.

2012: Dept. nominee to the college of Science & Technology (CoST) for “Outstanding Graduate Student of the year”, USM.

2011: Young Scientist Travel Award by “4th Protein Misfolding and Neurological Disorders Meeting” 2011, Queensland, Australia.

2011: Best Research Paper Award, Department of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USM.

2011: “Yarbrough Award” for best paper by Graduate school, USM.

2010: Outstanding Graduate Teaching Assistant Award, Dept. of Chemistry & Biochemistry, USM.

 

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