Kumar Lab

Pituitary Instructs the Gonads

Kumar Lab

Pituitary Instructs the Gonads

The Kumar Laboratory investigates all aspects of gonadotropin biology, including gonadotrope development and tumori​genesis, mechanisms of pituitary gonadotropin subunit gene expression and post-transcriptional regulation, gonadotropin biosynthesis with a focus on age-dependent glycosylation, gonadotropin secretion and action with one focus on somatic cell development and regulation in the gonads and the other on osteoclasts in the bone.  We use a variety of mouse genetics and high throughput genome-wide approaches.  These translational studies have significant impact in understanding the physiology and pathology of the reproductive axis including abnormal reproductive tract development, infertility, ovarian aging, bone loss and cancer of the pituitary and gonads.​​ 

Certificate of Outstanding Contribution in Reviewing, Molecular and Cellular Endocrinology, Elsevier Press, Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2015, 2014)

Outstanding Reviewer, Endocrine Society - Molecular Endocrinology Journal Award (2014, 2013)

Director, Center for Reproductive Sciences, Institute of Reproductive Health and Regenerative Medicine, KU Medical Center (2014)

KU Medical Center - Thomas L. Noffsinger Investigator Award (2011)

KU Medical Center - Faculty Investigator Research Award (2010)\

Kansas-IDeA Network of Biomedical Research Excellence (K-INBRE) Faculty Scholar Award (2010)

KU Medical Center Faculty International Travel Award, The KUMC Research Institute to visit Turku, Finland (2005)

Postdoctoral Fellowship Award, The Lalor Foundation, Delaware (1991)


Contact Info

T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD
Principal Investigator​
12700 East 19th Avenue
Room 3000B, MS 8613
Aurora, CO 80045

Phone: (303) 724-8689
Fax: (303) 724-3512