Pawan Kumar, PhD

Pawan Kumar


College of Medicine



Academic Title

Res Asst Professor

Research Program

Translational Therapeutics

Research Interest

Cancer, Carcinoma, Squamous Cell, Arthritis, Rheumatoid, Neoplasm Metastasis, Oropharyngeal Cancer

Pawan Kumar, PhD, is a member of the OSUCCC – James Translational Therapeutics Program, where his laboratory has been studying the tumor biology of head and neck cancer, particularly the acquisition of chemoresistance and metastasis.

Dr. Kumar holds two patents: one related to combination treatment therapy for squamous cell carcinoma, and the other for inhibition of angiogenesis and tumor growth in disease characterized by female preponderance.

Results from one of his recent research projects point toward a potentially effective treatment strategy for head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma patients by targeting histone deacetylases with suberoylanilide hydroxamic acid.

Dr. Kumar has co-authored more than 50 articles in prestigious journals, including Cancer Research, Oncogene, Blood and Molecular Cancer Therapeutics.

Office Location

464 Tzagournis Med Res Facility

420 W 12th Ave, Columbus, OH 43212



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