Upendra K. Kar, PhD, MBA

Dr. Upendra Kar is a Research Assistant Professor and the Director of Special Projects, Trauma and Transfusion Medicine Research Center, in the University of Pittsburgh Department of Surgery.

Dr. Kar received his PhD at the All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India. He received his MBA at the University of Central Arkansas, Conway, Arkansas. He completed two post-doctoral fellowships, one at Johns Hopkins Medical Institute and the second at the University of California, Los Angeles.

Dr. Kar’s research, clinical, and/or academic interests include trauma immunology, drug discovery, radiation-induced inflammation, team building and performance improvement, programs and curriculum development, and leadership. He has two patents: Vault Nanoparticles for Cancer Immunotherapy (U.S. Prov. App Ser No. 61/257,358) and Vault Complexes for Cytokine Delivery (U.S. Patent App Pub. No.: US 2012/0213809 A1).

He is a member of several professional organizations: American Society for Mass Spectrometry (ASMS), World Society Interdisciplinary Anti-Aging Medicine (WOSIAM), International Society for Stem Cell Research (ISSCR), Radiation Research Society (RRS), American Association of Immunology (AAI), and Shock Society.

View a list of Dr. Kar’s publications here.