Dr. Anuj Kumar is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology and Research Assistant Professor in the Life Sciences Institute at the University of Michigan. Dr. Kumars research employs methods in functional genomics, proteomics, and bioinformatics to investigate fundamental questions in eukaryotic cellular and molecular biology using the budding yeast Saccharomyces cerevisiae as a model. Dr. Kumar completed his PhD in molecular genetics at Wright State University in 1997 studying a pathway regulating sulfur utilization and metabolism in Neurospora crassa. Dr. Kumar subsequently joined Michael Snyders lab at Yale University as a postdoctoral research fellow, where he began his genomic and proteomic studies in the budding yeast. Dr. Kumar joined the faculty at the University of Michigan in 2003 and is currently a Basil OConnor Scholar of the March of Dimes and a research scholar of the American Cancer Society. SELECTED PUBLICATIONS  Ma, J.; Jin, R.; Jia, X.; Dobry, C.J.; Wang, L.; Reggiori, F.; Zhu, J.; Kumar, A. An interrelationship between autophagy and filamentous growth in budding yeast. Genetics 2007, 177, 205-214.  Wiwatwattana, N.; Kumar, A. Organelle DB: a cross-species database of protein localization and function. Nucleic Acids Res. 2005, 33, D598-604.  Kumar, A.; Seringhaus, M.; Biery, M.C.; Sarnovsky, R.J.; Umansky, L.; Piccirillo, S.; Heidtman, M.; Cheung, K.-H.; Dobry, C.J.; Gerstein, M.B.; Craig, N.L.; Snyder, M. Large-scale mutagenesis of the yeast genome using a Tn7-derived multipurpose transposon. Genome Res. 2004, 14, 1975-1986.  Kumar, A.; Agarwal, S.; Heyman, J.A.; Matson, S.; Heidtman, M.; Piccirillo, S.; Umansky, L.; Drawid, A.; Jansen, R.; Liu, Y.; Cheung, K.-H.; Miller, P.; Gerstein, M.; Roeder, G.S.; Snyder, M. Subcellular localization of the yeast proteome. Genes & Dev. 2002, 16, 707-719.  Kumar, A.; Harrison, P.M.; Cheung, K.-H.; Lan, N.; Echols, N.; Bertone, P.; Miller, P.; Gerstein, M.B.; Snyder, M. An integrated approach for finding overlooked genes in yeast. Nature Biotech. 2002, 20, 58-63.  Kumar, A.; Vidan, S.; Snyder, M. Insertional mutagenesis: transposon-insertion libraries as mutagens in yeast. Methods Enzymol. 2002, 350, 219-229.  Kumar, A.; des Etages, S.A.; Coelho, P.S.R.; Roeder, G.S.; Snyder, M. High-throughput methods for the large-scale analysis of gene function by transposon tagging. Methods Enzymol. 2000, 328, 550-574.  Ross-Macdonald, P.; Coelho, P.; Roemer, T.; Agarwal, S.; Kumar, A.; Cheung, K.-H.; Jansen, R.; Symoniatis, D.; Umansky, L.; Nelson, K.; Iwasaki, H.; Hager, K.; Gerstein, M.; Miller, P.; Roeder, G.S.; Snyder, M. Large-scale analysis of the yeast genome by transposon tagging and gene disruption. Nature 1999, 402, 413-418.  Kumar, A.; Paietta, J.V. A new role for the F-Box motif: gene regulation within the Neurospora crassa sulfur control network. Proc. Natl. Acad. Sci. USA 1998, 95, 2417-2422.