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Dr Arun Kumar


Arun Kumar

Lecturer/Assistant Professor
School of Veterinary Medicine
University College Dublin, School of Veterinary Medicine, Veterinary Science Centre Belfield Dublin 4


Clinician, Drug Discovery Scientist and Entrepreneur with over 15 years of research and teaching experience in pharmacology and regenerative medicine. Extensive international experience with over 100 peer-reviewed publications. I have attracted investments from several national and international organisations at various stages of my carrier. I have successfully directed several projects in preclinical / clinical pharmacology, specifically in cardiovascular pathophysiology, diabetic complications, medical devices, arthritis, and regenerative medicine, which has resulted in either patentable products and/or high impact publications.My important scientific contributions (to date):1. Pioneered novel feed mix strategy to prevent incidence of Ionophore toxicity in broiler farm, which reduced 20% morbidity and 35% production loss in Broiler industry. Recognised by Society of Toxicology with Young Scientist award.2. Pioneered the Angiotensin II receptors and calcium channel functional coupling concept in development of diabetes associated vascular disorders. Recognised by Indian Pharmacological Society with Young Scientist award and PP Suriyakumari gold medal.3. Discovery and development of novel oxidized sGC activators, Isoform specific NADPH oxidase inhibitors and AGE breakers.4. Pioneering discovery of novel stem cell based small molecules for cardiac regeneration therapeutics.5. Pioneering discovery of novel biopolymers for developing next generation of peptide eluting stents.6. Pioneering discovery of novel biomarkers & therapeutics for identifying and treating unstable plaques (First in class therapeutics).7. Pioneering development of cardiobiotics (First in class therapeutics / nutraceuticals).8. Changing the phase of scientific journalism to enhance transparency and reliability.Goals: Promoting socially responsible scientific innovations and pharmaceutical entrepreneurship


  • Senior Conway Fellow
    Conway Institute, Ireland1 Dec 2014
  • Program Director
    University College Dublin, TEARAP, Dublin, Ireland1 Mar 2015


  • Program Director
    University College Dublin, TEARAP, Dublin, Ireland1 Mar 2015
  • Asst Professor (Biosciences)
    University College Dublin2 Sep 2013
  • Senior Scientist
    University College Cork1 Jun 2006 - 31 Aug 2013
  • Postdoctoral Scholar
    UNiversity of Clinics Giessen, Germany15 Mar 2004 - 1 Dec 2005
  • Medical Scientist
    MONASH University, Melbourne14 Dec 2005 - 31 May 2006
  • Senior Research Fellow
    NIPER Mohali1 Sep 2001 - 31 Mar 2004


  • Preclinical Scientist
    Torrent Pharmaceuticals Research Center1 Sep 2000 - 1 Jun 2001
  • Director-Stemcology
    Stemcology, Dublin, Ireland2 Dec 2013
  • Peace Commissioner
    Government of Ireland, Department of Justice and Equality, Dublin, Ireland1 Sep 2015
  • Vice President
    Phcog Net, Board of Editors, Bangalore, India1 Nov 2016


  • DVM
    Veterinary College Bangalore
  • Diploma
    The British Institutes Mumbai
  • Master of Veterinary Science
    Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University
  • PhD
    National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research
  • Prof Cert University Teaching & Learning
    University College Dublin


  • Corporate Governance
    ALISON, Dublin, Ireland1 Aug 2018
    Gained knowledge on purpose and significance of internal and external governance. Skilled in establishing organizational governance. Knowledgeable on factors significantly influencing organizational behavior. A clear understanding of the role of the owners (or its Board representatives) and Management in governance.
  • Diploma in Six Sigma
    ALISON, Dublin, Ireland1 Apr 2015
    Understanding of the techniques and tools to improve the quality of process outputs by identifying and removing the causes of defects (errors) and minimizing variability in manufacturing and business processes. Skilled in adopting a predefined sequential approach to reduce process cycle time, reduce pollution, reduce costs, increase customer satisfaction, and increase profits.
  • Diploma in Sustainable Development
    ALISON, Dublin, Ireland17 Aug 2015
    Understanding of balancing the resources to meet the needs of the human population while conserving the environment at the same time, Systems in practice for optimal sustainability, Sustainable development in counteracting global climate change, Energy sources that meet current and future demands, and water conservation.
  • Research Supervisor Support and Development Programme
    University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland17 Jul 2015
    Competency in the art and science of supervising and guiding research students
  • Diploma in Statistics
    ALISON, Dublin, Ireland17 Aug 2015
    Gained skills in statistical analysis, interpretation and presentation of data. Key competency in applying statistical principles in design, analysis, interpretation and presentation of preclinical and clinical studies.
  • Diploma in Business and Legal Studies
    ALISON, Dublin, Ireland17 Aug 2014
    Certified in: Corporate Management, Human Resource Management, Operations Management, Accounting, Financial Accounting, Types of Law, How Laws are Created, The Adversary Legal System and Legal Procedures.
  • Certified in Technology Venture Creation
    DCU Ryan Academy, Dublin, Ireland17 Aug 2012
    Developing Innovative, entrepreneurship mindset, Business development and project Management, Exploratory Research and Market Feasibility analysis, Technology Assessment for commercialization opportunity, Managing Legal Aspects of business ventures, Managing venture capital and developing funding Models, Finance and Cash Flow, Intellectual Property, Trade Marks and Copyright, Technology Sales, Marketing, Branding and business expansion and exit, From Lab to Product: Business presentations.
  • Diploma in Business Administration
    The British Institutes, Mumbai, India17 Aug 1997
    Certified in: Principles of management, Sales Management, Business Management, Office Management, Commerce and Finance


  • MVSc (Pharmacology and Toxicology)
    ANGRAU, Pharmacology and Toxicology, Hyderabad, India1 Sep 1998 - 31 Aug 2000
    Pharmacology and ToxicologyResidencySupervised by Pros. Somshekar Reddy SR
  • PhD (Pharmacology)
    NIPER, Pharmacology and Toxicology,, Mohali, India1 Jun 2001 - 29 Feb 2004
    Cardiovascular PharmacologyPostdoctoral FellowshipSupervised by Prof Rama Rao RR
  • Postdoctoral Scientist
    University of Giessen, Pharmacology, Giessen, Germany1 Mar 2004 - 31 May 2006
    Cardiovascular PharmacologyPostdoctoral FellowshipSupervised by Prof. Herald HHW Schmidt HS
  • Medical Scientist
    MONASH University, Pharmacology and Toxicology,, Melbourne, Australia1 Dec 2004 - 31 May 2006
    Cardiovascular PharmacologyPostdoctoral ResearchSupervised by Prof Herald HHW Schmidt HS
  • Staff Scientist
    University College Cork, Medicine, Cork, Ireland1 Jun 2006 - 31 Aug 2013
    Regenerative PharmacologyPostdoctoral ResearchSupervised by Prof Noel Caplice NC


  • English
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • German
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Hindi
    Can read, write, speak and understand
  • Kannada
    Can speak and understand
  • Tamil
    Can speak and understand
  • Telugu
    Can speak and understand