Satish   Kumar

Assistant Professor of Research  

Office: EREBL 2.116
Phone: (956) 665-6477
Email: satish.kumar@utrgv.edu

Dr. Satish Kumar

  • Areas of Expertise

    • Molecular genetics, stem cell biology
  • Education

    • PhD, Anthropology, University of Delhi, 2003
    • MSc, Anthropology, University of Delhi, 1996
    • BS, Botany, Zoology, & Chemistry, University of Delhi, 1994




Selected Publications


  • Rector Arya, Agustin Escalante, Vidya Farook, Jose Restrepo, Daniel Battafarano, Marcio Almeida, Mark Kos, Marcel Fourcaudot, Srinivas Mummidi, Satish Kumar, Joanne Curran, Christopher Jenkinson, John Blangero, Ravindranath Duggirala, and Inmaculada del Rincon. "A genetic association study of carotid intima-media thickness (CIMT) and plaque in Mexican Americans and European Americans with rheumatoid arthritis," Atherosclerosis 271, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 92-101.

  • Rector Arya, Agustin Escalante, Vidya Farook, Jose Restrepo, Daniel Battafarano, Marcio Almeida, Mark Kos, Marcel Fourcaudot, Srinivas Mummidi, Satish Kumar, Joanne Curran, Christopher Jenkinson, John Blangero, Ravindranath Duggirala, and Inmaculada del Rincon. "Data on genetic associations of carotid atherosclerosis markers in Mexican American and European American rheumatoid arthritis subjects," Data in Brief 17, (April (2nd Quarter/Spring) 2018): 820-829.

  • John Blangero, T Teslovich, X Sim, M Almeida, G Jun, Thomas Dyer, Matthew Johnson, J Peralta, A Manning, A Wood, C Fuchsberger, J Kent, Jr, D Aguilar, J Below, V Farook, Rector Arya, S Fowler, T Blackwell, S Puppala, Satish Kumar, D Glahn, E Moses, Joanne Curran, F Thameem, Christopher Jenkinson, R DeFronzo, D Lehman, C Hanis, G Abecasis, M Boehnke, Harald Goring, Ravindranath Duggirala, and L Almasy. "Omics-squared: human genomic, transcriptomic and phenotypic data for genetic analysis workshop 19.," BMC proceedings 10, no. Suppl 7 (October (4th Quarter/Autumn) 2016): 71-77.

  • C Fuchsberger, J Flannick, T Teslovich, A Mahajan, V Agarwala, K Gaulton, C Ma, P Fontanillas, L Moutsianas, D McCarthy, M Rivas, J Perry, X Sim, T Blackwell, N Robertson, N Rayner, P Cingolani, A Locke, J Fernandez Tajes, H Highland, J Dupuis, P Chines, C Lindgren, C Hartl, A Jackson, H Chen, J Huyghe, M van de Bunt, R Pearson, A Kumar, M Müller-Nurasyid, N Grarup, H Stringham, E Gamazon, J Lee, Y Chen, R Scott, J Below, P Chen, J Huang, M Go, M Stitzel, D Pasko, S Parker, T Varga, T Green, N Beer, A Day-Williams, T Ferreira, T Fingerlin, M Horikoshi, C Hu, I Huh, M Ikram, B Kim, Y Kim, Y Kim, M Kwon, J Lee, S Lee, K Lin, T Maxwell, Y Nagai, X Wang, R Welch, J Yoon, W Zhang, N Barzilai, B Voight, B Han, Christopher Jenkinson, T Kuulasmaa, J Kuusisto, A Manning, M Ng, N Palmer, B Balkau, A Stancáková, H Abboud, H Boeing, V Giedraitis, D Prabhakaran, O Gottesman, J Scott, J Carey, P Kwan, G Grant, J Smith, B Neale, S Purcell, A Butterworth, J Howson, H Lee, Y Lu, S Kwak, W Zhao, J Danesh, V Lam, K Park, D Saleheen, W So, C Tam, U Afzal, D Aguilar, Rector Arya, T Aung, E Chan, C Navarro, C Cheng, D Palli, A Correa, Joanne Curran, D Rybin, V Farook, S Fowler, B Freedman, M Griswold, D Hale, P Hicks, C Khor, Satish Kumar, B Lehne, D Thuillier, W Lim, J Liu, Y van der Schouw, M Loh, S Musani, S Puppala, W Scott, L Yengo, S Tan, H Taylor, Jr, F Thameem, G Wilson, Sr, T Wong, P Njølstad, J Levy, M Mangino, L Bonnycastle, T Schwarzmayr, J Fadista, G Surdulescu, C Herder, C Groves, T Wieland, J Bork-Jensen, I Brandslund, C Christensen, H Koistinen, A Doney, L Kinnunen, T Esko, A Farmer, L Hakaste, D Hodgkiss, J Kravic, V Lyssenko, M Hollensted, M Jørgensen, T Jørgensen, C Ladenvall, J Justesen, A Käräjämäki, J Kriebel, W Rathmann, L Lannfelt, T Lauritzen, N Narisu, A Linneberg, O Melander, L Milani, M Neville, M Orho-Melander, L Qi, Q Qi, M Roden, O Rolandsson, A Swift, A Rosengren, K Stirrups, A Wood, E Mihailov, C Blancher, M Carneiro, J Maguire, R Poplin, K Shakir, T Fennell, M DePristo, M de Hrabé Angelis, P Deloukas, A Gjesing, G Jun, P Nilsson, J Murphy, R Onofrio, B Thorand, T Hansen, C Meisinger, F Hu, B Isomaa, F Karpe, L Liang, A Peters, C Huth, S O'Rahilly, C Palmer, O Pedersen, R Rauramaa, J Tuomilehto, V Salomaa, R Watanabe, A Syvänen, R Bergman, D Bharadwaj, E Bottinger, Y Cho, G Chandak, J Chan, K Chia, M Daly, S Ebrahim, C Langenberg, P Elliott, K Jablonski, D Lehman, W Jia, R Ma, T Pollin, M Sandhu, N Tandon, P Froguel, I Barroso, Y Teo, E Zeggini, R Loos, K Small, J Ried, R DeFronzo, H Grallert, B Glaser, A Metspalu, N Wareham, M Walker, E Banks, C Gieger, E Ingelsson, H Im, T Illig, P Franks, G Buck, J Trakalo, D Buck, I Prokopenko, R Mägi, L Lind, Y Farjoun, K Owen, A Gloyn, K Strauch, T Tuomi, J Kooner, J Lee, T Park, P Donnelly, A Morris, A Hattersley, D Bowden, F Collins, G Atzmon, J Chambers, T Spector, M Laakso, T Strom, G Bell, John Blangero, Ravindranath Duggirala, E Tai, G McVean, C Hanis, J Wilson, M Seielstad, T Frayling, J Meigs, N Cox, R Sladek, E Lander, S Gabriel, N Burtt, K Mohlke, T Meitinger, L Groop, G Abecasis, J Florez, L Scott, A Morris, H Kang, M Boehnke, D Altshuler, and M McCarthy. "The genetic architecture of type 2 diabetes.," Nature 536, no. 7614 (August 2016): 41-7.

  • A Nicholson, N Finch, M Almeida, R Perkerson, M van Blitterswijk, A Wojtas, B Cenik, S Rotondo, V Inskeep, L Almasy, Thomas Dyer, J Peralta, G Jun, A Wood, T Frayling, C Fuchsberger, S Fowler, T Teslovich, A Manning, Satish Kumar, Joanne Curran, D Lehman, G Abecasis, Ravindranath Duggirala, C Pottier, H Zahir, J Crook, A Karydas, L Mitic, Y Sun, D Dickson, G Bu, J Herz, G Yu, B Miller, S Ferguson, R Petersen, N Graff-Radford, John Blangero, and R Rademakers. "Prosaposin is a regulator of progranulin levels and oligomerization.," Nature communications 7, (June 2016): 11992.

  • M Traurig, R Hanson, A Marinelarena, S Kobes, P Piaggi, S Cole, Joanne Curran, John Blangero, Harald Goring, Satish Kumar, Robert Nelson, B Howard, W Knowler, L Baier, and C Bogardus. "Analysis of SLC16A11 Variants in 12,811 American Indians: Genotype-Obesity Interaction for Type 2 Diabetes and an Association With RNASEK Expression.," Diabetes 65, no. 2 (February 2016): 510-9.

  • Manju Mamtani, Hemant Kulkarni, Thomas Dyer, Harald Goring, J Neary, S Cole, J Kent, Satish Kumar, D Glahn, Michael Mahaney, A Comuzzie, L Almasy, Joanne Curran, Ravindranath Duggirala, John Blangero, and M Carless. "Genome- and epigenome-wide association study of hypertriglyceridemic waist in Mexican American families.," Clinical epigenetics 8, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 6.

  • Satish Kumar, Joanne Curran, D Glahn, and John Blangero. "Utility of Lymphoblastoid Cell Lines for Induced Pluripotent Stem Cell Generation.," Stem cells international 2016, (January (1st Quarter/Winter) 2016): 2349261.

  • Rector Arya, I Del Rincon, V Farook, J Restrepo, D Winnier, M Fourcaudot, D Battafarano, M de Almeida, Satish Kumar, Joanne Curran, Christopher Jenkinson, John Blangero, Ravindranath Duggirala, and A Escalante. "Genetic Variants Influencing Joint Damage in Mexican Americans and European Americans With Rheumatoid Arthritis.," Genetic epidemiology 39, no. 8 (December 2015): 678-88.

  • A Blackburn, M Almeida, A Dean, Joanne Curran, Matthew Johnson, E Moses, L Abraham, M Carless, Thomas Dyer, Satish Kumar, L Almasy, Michael Mahaney, A Comuzzie, Sarah Williams-Blangero, John Blangero, D Lehman, and Harald Goring. "Effects of copy number variable regions on local gene expression in white blood cells of Mexican Americans.," European journal of human genetics : EJHG 23, no. 9 (September 2015): 1229-35.



Selected Presentations


  • Satish Kumar. "Role of microRNA in LCL to iPSC reprogramming.," HUGO's Human Genome Meeting 2016, Houston, TX (February 2016)

  • Satish Kumar. "microRNA profiling of human lymphoblastoid, iPS and neural stem cell lines shows overlapping but distinct expression patterns.," The American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting , San Diego, CA (October 2014)

  • Satish Kumar. "Experimental depletion and regeneration of human mitochondrial DNA to investigate its role in nuclear gene regulation. ," The American Society of Human Genetics Annual Meeting , San Francisco, CA (November 2012)