Dr. Pradeep Kumar G is a Scientist G at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology (RGCB), Trivandrum (next in seniority to the current Director). Previously he worked as Lecturer and Reader in Life Sciences at Devi Ahilya University, Indore, and Fellow-in-Residence at The Rockefeller University, New York, and Visiting Faculty at the University of Virginia and the University of Florida.
Dr. Pradeep Kumar completed his Ph.D. from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, and Postdoc from Rockefeller University, University of Virginia, University of Florida, USA. He has 15 years of teaching experience and 37 years of research experience.
Research Expertise: Leads a research unit pursuing studies to understand the development and differentiation of testicular germline stem cells, factors regulating control of cell division through meiosis, and the structural organization of spermatozoa making it capable to fuse with the oocyte.
- UGC and CSIR JRF 1984
- Fellow of The Rockefeller Foundation New York, 1994
- International Fellow of National Institute of Health, Maryland, 2000
- National Bioscience Award from Department of Biotechnology, 2006
- Department of Biotechnology Overseas Associateship, 2008
- Expert/Mentor for the DST-INSPIRE program (2010-present)
- Labhsetwar Foundation (USA) Award of Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility, 2015.
- Dr. TC Anand Kumar Memorial Gold Medal and Oration Award of Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility, India, 2016.
- Dr. Subhas Mukherjee Memorial Oration Award of Association of Clinical Embryologists, India, 2016
- Royan International Research Award (RIRA) 2018.
- Dr. P. Govindarajulu Gold Medal, 2018
Administrative/ Expert Member Roles:
- Lab Head, Molecular Reproduction Lab at Devi Ahilya University, Indore – 1989-2004
- Lab Head, Molecular Reproduction Lab at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology – 2004-2005
- Head, Division of Molecular Endocrinology and Reproduction, Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology – 2005-2009
- Lab Head, Molecular Reproduction Lab 1 at Rajiv Gandhi Centre for Biotechnology – 2009-Present
- Member, CSIR Examination Committee, 2008-2010
- Adjunct Faculty, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research (IISER), Thiruvananthapuram, 2008-2009.
- Organizing Secretary, International Conference on Repromics – Omics in Reproduction and the 23rd Annual Meeting of the Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility 2013
- Member, National Advisory Committee, National Conference on Reproductive Health Challenges: Issues and Remedies, 2015.
- Member, Executive Committe of the Indian Society for the Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF), 2017-present.
- Member, Board of Studies in Zoology, SB Collge, Changanacherry, 2015-present.
- Member, Scientists’ Promotion Committee, Sree Chitra Thirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology, Trivandrum, 2017
- Member Scientists’ Selection Committee, National Institute of Interdisciplinary Science and Technology, Trivandrum, 2017
- Member, Scientists’ Promotion Committee, All India Institute of Medical Science, New Delhi, 2021
- Member, Institute Committee for Stem Cell Research, Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute of Medical Science and Technology (SCTIMST) 2021
Membership/ Fellowship of Professional/Academic Bodies, Societies, etc.
- Member, American Association for Advancement of Science, New York
- Member, American Society for Human Genetics
- Life Member, Indian Science Congress Association, Kolkata
- Life Member, Society of Biological Chemists, Bangalore, India
- Life Member, Society for Reproductive Biology and Comparative Endocrinology (SRBCE), Chennai, India.
- Life Member, Indian Society for Study of Reproduction and Fertility (ISSRF), India.
- Life Member, Indian Society of Cell Biology, India.
Reviewer of Journals
- The American Journal of Obstetrics and Gynecology
- Indian Journal of Clinical Biochemistry
- Current Opinions in Biology
- Journal of Membrane Biology
- Plant Science
- Journal of Histochemistry and Cytochemistry
- Journal of Plant Physiology
- Fertility and Sterility
- Acta Biochimica Polonica
- BBA- Gene Regulatory Mechanisms
- Journal of Biophysics and Structural Biology
- Journal of Biosciences
- Journal of Reproductive Immunology
- Indian Journal of Biotechnology
- Peer J
Reviewer of Funding agencies
- Department of Science and Technology, India
- Department of Biotechnology, India
- Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, India
- Department of Atomic Energy, India
- The United States – Israel Binational Science Foundation (BSF), USA
- Science and Engineering Research Board, India
- SERB-IMPRINT Program