Amity Institute of Biotechnology
Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon
Dr. Anil Kumar is an Assistant Professor from Amity Institute of Biotechnology in Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, India. He received his MSc from School of Life Sciences, Devi Ahilya Vishwavidyalaya, Indore and obtained his Ph.D. from All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. A method to isolate, culture and characterize stem cells from skin and hair follicle tissue are the key areas and also works on the greying of human hair follicles. Translational research in the management of Vitiligo is one of the most cited works of Dr. Kumar and more than 5 research articles.
He was the key author in the first laboratory report of vitiligo management by noncultured, extracted hair follicle Outer Root Sheath (ORS) cell suspension. This procedure is serving as a novel, minimally invasive technique with a good yield of melanocytes, melanocyte stem cells and other stem cell population of the epidermis. This method results in excellent pigmentation with no visible residual scarring which is now widely investigated field of basic and experimental clinical research.