T. Rajendra Kumar, PhD
Professor, Ob/Gyn-Basic Repro Science


  • Narasimhan S, Clemente EG, Vyas NV and Kumar TR (2021) Luteinizing hormone and Follicle -Stimulating Hormone Secretion in the Fetus and Newborn Infant, In: Fetal and Neonatal Physiology (6th Edition), Volume 2: Chapter 142, pp: 1520-1531, Editors: Polin RA, Abman SH, Rowitch DH, Benitz WE and Fox WW, Elsevier, New York.
  • Gera S, Sant D, Haider S, Korkmaz F, Kuo TC, Mathew M, Perez-Pena H, Xie H, Chen H, Batista R, Ma K, Cheng Z, Hadelia E, Robinson C, Macdonald A, Miyashita S, Williams A, Jebian G, Miyashita H, Gumerova A, Ievleva K, Smith P, He J, Ryu V, DeMambro V, Quinn MA, Meseck M, Kim SM, Kumar TR, Iqbal J, New MI, Lizneva D, Rosen CJ, Hsueh AJ, Yuen T, Zaidi M. First-in-class humanized FSH blocking antibody targets bone and fat. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2020 Nov 17;117(46):28971-28979. PubMed PMID: 33127753
  • Jordan KR, Sikora MJ, Slansky JE, Minic A, Richer JK, Moroney MR, Hu J, Wolsky RJ, Watson ZL, Yamamoto TM, Costello JC, Clauset A, Behbakht K, Kumar TR, Bitler BG. The Capacity of the Ovarian Cancer Tumor Microenvironment to Integrate Inflammation Signaling Conveys a Shorter Disease-free Interval. Clin Cancer Res. 2020 Dec 1;26(23):6362-6373. PubMed PMID: 32928797
  • Kumar TR, Reusch JEB, Kohrt WM, Regensteiner JG. Sex Differences Across the Lifespan: A Focus on Cardiometabolism. J Womens Health (Larchmt). 2020 Jul;29(7):899-909. PubMed PMID: 32423340
  • Simon LE, Kumar TR, Duncan FE. In vitro ovarian follicle growth: a comprehensive analysis of key protocol variables†. Biol Reprod. 2020 Aug 21;103(3):455-470. PubMed PMID: 32406908
  • Ongaro L, Schang G, Zhou Z, Kumar TR, Treier M, Deng CX, Boehm U, Bernard DJ. Human Follicle-Stimulating Hormone ß Subunit Expression Depends on FOXL2 and SMAD4. Endocrinology. 2020 May 1;161(5). PubMed PMID: 32191302
  • An Interview with Dr. JoAnne S. Richards, Biology of Reproduction, 102:1-4.
  • An Interview with Professor Ilpo Huhtaniemi, Biology of Reproduction Biology of Reproduction 103: 909-911.
  • Narasimhan S, Clemente EG, Vyas NV and Kumar TR (2020) Luteinizing hormone and Follicle -Stimulating Hormone Secretion in the Fetus and Newborn Infant, In: Fetal and Neonatal Physiology (6th Edition), Volume 2: Chapter 142, Editors: Polin RA, Abman SH, Rowitch DH, Benitz WE and Fox WW, Elsevier, New York, (In Press).
  • Simon LE, Liu Z, Bousfield G, Kumar TR, Duncan FE. Recombinant FSH glycoforms are bioactive in mouse preantral ovarian follicles. Reproduction. 2019 Oct 1. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 31600726
  • Kumar TR. An interview with Dr Blanche Capel. Biol Reprod. 2019 Apr 1;100(4):865-868. PubMed PMID: 30801633
  • McDonald R, Sadler C, Kumar TR. Gain-of-Function Genetic Models to Study FSH Action. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2019;10:28. PubMed PMID: 30792692
  • Kumar TR. An interview with Dr Richard Behringer. Biol Reprod. 2019 Jan 1;100(1):8-10. PubMed PMID: 30657894
  • Kumar TR. An interview with Dr Kenneth S. Korach. Biol Reprod. 2018 Oct 1;99(4):681-683. PubMed PMID: 30371770
  • Kumar TR. An interview with Professor Irving Boime. Biol Reprod. 2018 Oct 1;99(4):678-680. PubMed PMID: 30371769
  • Kumar TR. An interview with Professor Martin Matzuk. Biol Reprod. 2018 Sep 1;99(3):473-475. PubMed PMID: 30219907
  • Roy S, Gandra D, Seger C, Biswas A, Kushnir VA, Gleicher N, Kumar TR, Sen A. Oocyte-Derived Factors (GDF9 and BMP15) and FSH Regulate AMH Expression Via Modulation of H3K27AC in Granulosa Cells. Endocrinology. 2018 Sep 1;159(9):3433-3445. PubMed PMID: 30060157
  • Bousfield GR, May JV, Davis JS, Dias JA, Kumar TR. In Vivo and In Vitro Impact of Carbohydrate Variation on Human Follicle-Stimulating Hormone Function. Front Endocrinol (Lausanne). 2018;9:216. PubMed PMID: 29867757
  • Kumar TR. Fshb Knockout Mouse Model, Two Decades Later and Into the Future. Endocrinology. 2018 May 1;159(5):1941-1949. PubMed PMID: 29579177
  • Kumar TR. An interview with Professor Bert O' Malley. Biol Reprod. 2018 Aug 1;99(2):269-270. PubMed PMID: 29462460
  • Das N, Kumar TR. Molecular regulation of follicle-stimulating hormone synthesis, secretion and action. J Mol Endocrinol. 2018 Apr;60(3):R131-R155. PubMed PMID: 29437880
  • Reusch JEB, Kumar TR, Regensteiner JG, Zeitler PS. Identifying the Critical Gaps in Research on Sex Differences in Metabolism Across the Life Span. Endocrinology. 2018 Jan 1;159(1):9-19. PubMed PMID: 29300998
  • Kumar TR. Extragonadal Actions of FSH: A Critical Need for Novel Genetic Models. Endocrinology. 2018 Jan 1;159(1):2-8. PubMed PMID: 29236987
  • Gilbert SB, Roof AK, Rajendra Kumar T. Mouse models for the analysis of gonadotropin secretion and action. Best Pract Res Clin Endocrinol Metab. 2018 Jun;32(3):219-239. PubMed PMID: 29779578
  • Liu Z, Wang, H, Larsen M, Gunewardan S, Cendali FI, Reisz JR, Akiyama H, Behringer RR and Kumar TR. The Solute Carrier Family 7 Member 11 (SLC7A11) is regulated by LH/androgen and required for cystine/glutathione homeostasis in mouse Sertoli cells. (Submitted to Mol Cell Endocrinology, In Review)
  • Gilbert SB, Liu Z, Sadler C, Johnson R, Carlson N, Polotsky A and Kumar TR. The effects of a high fat and high sugar diet on FSH secretion and ovarian responses in transgenic mice. (To be submitted to Endocrinology)
  • Liu Z, Larson M and Kumar TR. Sertoli cell-specific deletion of Fshr results in reduced testis size and normal male fertility. (To be submitted to J Biological Chemistry)
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