Gyanendra Kumar, PhD

Gyanendra Kumar is DiamiR’s VP Assay Development. Dr. Kumar is an accomplished research & development leader, with experience in leading CLIA facility operations. Dr. Kumar has 20+ years of experience in the development of technologies for molecular diagnostic and other applications. Prior to joining DiamiR, he was VP of Assay Development at Interpace Biosciences. From 2014 to 2021, he led the completion of product development, validation, and launch of two molecular diagnostic tests for thyroid malignancy based upon Next Generation Sequencing and microRNA profiling. From 1999 to 2009, Dr. Kumar led R&D efforts for the development of whole genome amplification (WGA) technologies at Molecular Staging and at GE Healthcare. Furthermore, he has expertise and record of establishing independent research programs related to “Expression Regulation and Functional Genomics”. Prior to joining biotechnology industry, Dr. Kumar was Associate Professor of Molecular Biology & Genetics (1988-1996) at Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit MI. He received his post-doc training in Molecular Biology and Genetics from Prof. David C. Ward at Yale University, and Ph.D. in Chemistry from Lucknow University, India.