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The Commonwealth Medical College Researcher to Present at the National FASEB Summer Research Conference

Thursday, July 30, 2020

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Scranton, PA. Raj Kumar, PhD of The Commonwealth Medical College has been invited to speak at the Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB) Summer Research Conference August 9-14, 2009 in Saxtons River, Vermont. He joins scientists from throughout the world in the field of experimental biology to expand research and find solutions to crucial biomedical problems. 

Dr. Kumar is a Professor of Biochemistry in the Basic Sciences Department of The Commonwealth Medical College. He received his PdD and did his Postdoctoral work at the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston. His presentation, “Effects of Site-Specific Phosphorylation on the Structure and Functions of the Glucocortioid Receptor” will focus on the study of structure function in steroid hormone receptors to determine how steroids promote the development of solid tumors in lung, prostate and breast cancers.

The FASEB is a coalition of independent member societies that serve the interests of biochemical and life scientists that advance science through collaborative advocacy for research. The FASEB coordinates   coalition activities such as the Summer Conferences to bring specific expertise to Society priorities, enabling the successful completion of projects or, the continuation of ongoing programs to the life science community.     

The Commonwealth Medical College is a new medical college opening in August 2009 and expects to accept sixty medical students and thirty Masters of Biomedical Sciences (MBS) students. The College has campuses in Scranton, Wilkes-Barre and Williamsport and currently has over 113 full time employees and over 557 clinical faculty members. For the academic years of 2009 and 2010, students will use temporary facilities on the Lackawanna College campus until construction of the new Medical Sciences Building is completed in April 2011.  The Commonwealth Medical College is dedicated to training the next generation of physicians in a community-based model. Focusing on selecting students with a propensity for community service, the school’s unique structure is designed to provide these students with diverse clinical experiences from the very first day of their education. For information please go to

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