Shyamesh Kumar, D.V.M., Ph.D.

Assistant Professor | Disease Intervention & Prevention, Southwest National Primate Research Center

Research Focus

Dr Kumar’s area of interest is indepth investigative and discovery pathology. He uses his research background and anatomic pathology skills to help understand and delineate the molecular mechanisms of infectious and non-infectious disease pathogenesis.


Inside the Lab

Dr Kumar is a board certified veterinary pathologist with a strong research background in immunology and infectious diseases. He provides anatomic pathology support (which include diagnostic pathology as well as investigative pathology), to the Southwest National Primate Research Center colony and to a wide variety of research protocols (TB, SIV, Zika, Ebola, Marburg, diabetes and others) through Texas Biomed-affiliated and contract studies. Dr. Kumar leads the molecular pathology services at the SNPRC. Dr Kumar believes in rigorous scientific productivity, he collaborates frequently, publishes regularly in peer reviewed journals, trains DVM and Graduate students, and likes to keep abreast of recent advances in investigative pathology work.

Main Technologies and Methods Used

  • In Situ Hybridization (RNAscope)
  • Immunohistochemistry (brightfield and fluorescence)
  • Multiplext Immunohistochemistry (OPAL/ULTIVUE)
  • Quantitative Immunohistochemistry