Yatender Kumar

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  • Profile
  • QualificationsB.Tech, GGSIPU, New Delhi; Ph.D, CCMB, Hyderabad; Post Doc: Max-Planck Unit, Germany
  • DesignationAssistant Professor
  • DivisionBiotechnology
  • E-Mailyatenderkumar@gmail.com; yatender.kumar@nsit.ac.in


Dr. Yatender Kumar is currently working as an Assistant Professor at Division of Biotechnology, NSIT, Dwarka Sector- 3, New Delhi and his research areas include Programmed Cell Death, Innate Immunity and Alzheimer’s disease. He did his PhD from Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology, Hyderabad, INDIA in the year 2010 and post doc from Max-Planck Unit for Structural and Molecular Biology, Hamburg and DZNE, Bonn, Germany where he received prestigious Max-Planck fellowship awarded by the Max-Planck Society. Later, he joined Premas Biotech Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon as Research Scientist where he worked on development of cell-based screening assays; cloning, expression and purification of antibodies. He got associated with NSIT as an Assistant Professor in Division of Biotechnology from 1st October 2014.

Areas of Interest

Cell and Molecular Biology

Honours and Awards
  • Max-Planck Institute Research Fellowship, Germany (Jan 2011- Mar 2013)
  • Guest Scientist Fellowship from Institute of Experimental Internal Medicine, 39120 Magdeburg, Germany (Aug-Sep 2010)
  • Awarded 1st Prize for "Dr. K. V. Rao Research Award" for the year 2010 in Biological Sciences, held on 3rd April 2010, Jubilee Hills, Hyderabad, India
  • Senior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (2006-2009)
  • Junior Research Fellowship by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Govt. of India (2004-2006)
  • Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (GATE) - Qualified in the year 2004, 98.88 percentile (All India Rank 55) 
  • 3rd Rank in All India Common Entrance Test for B.Tech in Biotechnology programme of Guru Gobind Singh IndraPrastha University (GGSIPU), New Delhi (2000) and awarded scholarship
  • Zempel H, Luedtke J, Kumar Y, Biernat J, Dawson H, Mandelkow E, Mandelkow EM. Amyloid-β oligomers induce synaptic damage via Tau-dependent microtubule severing by TTLL6 and spastin. EMBO J. (2013) Vol 32(22), 2920-2937.
  • Li X, Kumar Y, Zempel H, Mandelkow EM, Biernat J, Mandelkow E. Novel diffusion barrier for axonal retention of Tau in neurons and its failure in neurodegeneration. EMBO J. (2011) Vol 30(23), 4825-4837.
  • Kumar Y, Radha V, Swarup G. Interaction with Sug1 enables Ipaf ubiquitination leading to caspase-8 activation and cell death. Biochem. J. (2010) Vol 427(1), 91-104.
  • Kumar Y, Radha V, Swarup G. CASP1 (caspase 1, apoptosis-related cysteine peptidase (interleukin 1, beta, convertase)). Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. November 2007.
    URL: http://AtlasGeneticsOncology.org/Genes/CASP1ID145ch11q22.html
  • Kumar Y, Radha V, Swarup G.NLRC4 (NLR Family, CARD domain containing 4). Atlas Genet Cytogenet Oncol Haematol. July 2007.
    URL: http://AtlasGeneticsOncology.org/Genes/NLRC4ID43189ch2p22.html