Dr. Kamashi Kumar is an Associate Professor of Pharmacology in the Department of Anatomy, Physiology and Pharmacology at St. George’s University, School of Veterinary medicine. She is the Course Director for Pharmacology I and teaches Pharmacology and Toxicology for DVM students. She is also involved with mentoring of post graduate students in Pharmacology discipline.
Her major research interests are in the fields of antimicrobial resistance, evaluation of medicinal properties of natural plants, antioxidants and drug toxicity studies. In 2002, she received the Young Scientist Award at the third annual Conference of the Indian Society of Pharmacology & Toxicology in recognition of her work on “Evaluation of the Efficacy of Chromium against Salinomycin Toxicity in Broilers.”
Prior to joining St. George’s University, Dr. Kumar worked as a Technical Officer in Research and Development in Avitech Animal Health Pvt. Ltd., Gurgaon, India.
Dr. Kumar earned her PhD in Pharmacology from University of Agricultural Sciences in Bangalore, India (2004), MVSc in Veterinary Pharmacology from Acharya N.G. Ranga Agricultural University, Hyderabad, India (2001) and obtained her BVSc & AH degree from Rajiv Gandhi College of Veterinary and Animal Sciences, Pondicherry University, India (1999).