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Vickram Ramkumar, Ph.D., joined the faculty at Southern Illinois University School of Medicine in 1992.  He is an associate professor of pharmacology. [Note: He was promoted to professor of pharmacology in July 2013.]

Previously he was a research associate in cardiology at Duke University Medical Center in Durham, N.C. (1986-92).

Ramkumar earned his doctoral degree at the University of Maryland at Baltimore (1986).  He earned a degree in medical technology at Metpath Institute of Laboratory Education in Hackensack, N.J. (1980) and his bachelor’s degree at Anderson University in Anderson, Ind. (1978).

Ramkumar is the author of more than 65 articles.  His research interest is the molecular pharmacology of adenosine receptors in cardiovascular and auditory systems and cellular signal transduction processes.

He is married and has two children.