Prati Pal SinghStanford University
Dr. Prati Pal Singh,
Professor Prati Pal Singh, National Institute of Pharmaceutical Education and Research (NIPER), S. A. S Nagar, India, got his B. Sc. (1973) and M. Sc. (1975) degrees from The University of Lucknow, Lucknow. For his Ph. D. degree, he worked at the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow and got the degree from Kanpur University, Kanpur (1980). Prof. Singh did his postdoctoral research work at The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, USA (1984-85) and at a very prestigious institution, The Stanford University, Stanford, Palo Alto, California, USA (1986). He was a visiting fellow at the Montreal General Hospital, Montreal, Canada (1985).Prof. Singh is a renowned molecular biologist, immunologist and neuroimmunopharmacologist. He conceptualized and reported that opiate class of drugs can be used for the treatment of parasitic and microbial infections.Prof. Singh has made some very important contributions to control and treatment of parasitic and microbial diseases like malaria, tuberculosis, leishmaniasis, amoebiasis and trichomoniasis. He has 202 publicationsincluding one in NatureMedicine, and 9 patents including one US patent. Prof. Singh is the Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of Parasitic Diseases and an Editorial Board Member of a US journal, Journal of Neuroimmune Pharmacology. Prof. Singh was elected Fellow of the National Academy of Sciences, India (2004) for his work on “biotechnology, parasitology and neuroimmunomodulation”, and Fellow of Association of Microbiologists ofIndia (2008). Prof. Singh has been awarded the prestigious TulasbaiSomani Educational Trust Award (1992) of the Indian Academy of Neurosciences. Prof. Singh has been awarded huge grant funds from Government of India for his researches on malaria, tuberculosis and leishmaniasis over the last two decades. He is a co-investigator in an Indo-European Union Seventh Framework Programme (2008) to discover new drugs for tuberculosis. He has been invited for lectures/meetings in USA, Switzerland, France, Italy, Belgium, Germany, China and UK. Prof. Singh was awarded The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation Global Health Award in 2008 to present his malaria immunology work in a Keystone Symposium, Austria. In the year 2006, National Institute on Drug Abuse, USA awarded Prof. Singh a travel award to present his work on neuroimmunomodulation in leishmanisis at Santa Fe, NM, USA. Prof. Singh is a Member, IBCs Leading Health Professional of the World – 2015. He is the Nodal Officer of NIPER, Raebareli,and has been the Member/Chairman of high-powered Scientific Advisory Committees/sub-committees and selection committees of the institutes of Indian Council of Medical Research, New Delhi.
Research InterestBroad area of specialization: Pharmaceutical Sciences.
Areas of specialization: Parasitic andmicrobial infections (mainly tuberculosis, malaria, leishmaniasis, amoebiasis and trichmoniasis): new drug discovery, bioimmunotherapy, vaccination and pathogenesis; pharmacology, neuroimmunomodulation, biotechnology, forensic biotechnology, toxicology, and science administration, and communication/editing.
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Innate immunity, acute-phase reactant bilogy, immunogenetics, genetic basis of host resistance and susceptibilty