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Kishore Kumar

Dr Kishore Kumar

Group Leader

Kishore leads the Translational Neurogenomics Group at the Garvan Institute of Medical Research ( He is a Conjoint Associate Professor - Discipline of Medicine - St Vincent's Healthcare Clinical Campus, UNSW Sydney, and a Staff Specialist Neurologist at Concord Repatriation General Hospital. He completed his PhD in 2014 in genetics of movement disorders. Kishore was then awarded an NHMRC Early Career Fellowship where he continued his work at the Kinghorn Centre for Clinical Genomics, and now in the Garvan Institute of Medical Research as part of the Genomic and Inherited Disease Program. His vision is to improve the diagnosis of neurogenetic disorders and enhance healthcare by linking patients with personalised therapies. As part of this endeavour, he is Chief Investigator A on the MRRF-funded MonoPDAus Initiative to sequence 1000 patients with early onset or familial Parkinson’s disease. He is supported by the Paul Ainsworth Family Foundation to uncover the genes and mechanisms underlying dystonia.

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