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consultant , Medical researcher

Vanaja Kumar, Indian medical researcher, consultant. Achievements include patents pending for composition useful for identification of microorganism of interest & pot staining of sputum. With Landmark education, Bangalore, India, 2008—2009; Member of Luminescence Society India (Best Paper award 2002).

Background

Kumar, Vanaja was born on March 19, 1951 in Trichy, Tamil Nadu, India. Daughter of Vasudevan Pillai VK and Chellamma Mamparambil.

Education

Master of Science, Jawaharlal Institute of Postgraduate Medical Education & Research, Pondicherry, 1973. Doctor of Philosophy, Marine Biological Station, Portonovo, 1979.

Career

Research assistant Tuberculosis Research Center, Chennai, India, 1979—1982, research officer, 1982—1988, senior research officer, 1988—1993, assistant director, 1993—1998, deputy director, 1998—2006, scientist, since 2006. Guide Madras University, since 2001. Consultant Central Tuberculosis Division, New Delhi, since 2002.

Project principal investigator Department of Science &Technology, New Delhi, since 2007.

Achievements

  • Achievements include patents pending for composition useful for identification of microorganism of interest & pot staining of sputum.

Membership

With Landmark education, Bangalore, India, 2008—2009. Member of Luminescence Society India (Best Paper award 2002).

Connections

Married Selvakumar Nagamiah, December 20, 1973. Children: Sathish Selvakumar, Sanjuktha Mukund.

father:
Vasudevan Pillai VK

mother:
Chellamma Mamparambil

spouse:
Selvakumar Nagamiah

children:
Sathish Selvakumar Kumar

Sanjuktha Mukund Kumar