Education and Training:
Dr Sanjay Singh completed B.Sc. degree (Biology and Chemistry, 2001) from Ewing Christian College, Allahabad, India and M.Sc. degree (Biochemistry, 2004) from University of Allahabad, India. He completed Ph.D. (Biotechnology/Nanobiotechnology, 2008) from CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (Pune University), Pune, India. Subsequently, he worked as a postdoctoral research fellow at University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA (2008 – 2011) and at Pennsylvania State University, Hershey, USA (2011 – 2012). He joined Ahmedabad University and worked as an Assistant Professor (2012 – 2017) and Associate Professor (2017 – 2021). He was also a visiting professor at RMIT University, Melbourne, Australia (2015 – 2016), University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA (2017), and University of Twente, Netherlands (2019). Dr Singh joined NIAB on 31st May 2021.
Selected awards, honours and fellowships:
2015: Endeavour Research Fellowship by Government of Australia
2015: Travel Award by Science and Engineering Research Board (SERB), India
2016: Research Excellence Award by Ahmedabad University, India
2016: Yamagiwa-Yoshida Memorial international study grant award by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), Japan
2017: Ambassador, Australian Awards by Australian High Commission New Delhi
2017: International Association of Advanced Materials Scientist Medal (IAAM Scientist Medal)
2018: Research Excellence Award by Ahmedabad University, India
2018: Travel Award by Science and Engineering Research Board, India
2018: EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) fellowship, Europe
2020: Placed in World’s top 2% Scientists list by Stanford University
2021: Section Editor (Biomedical/Medical Biotechnology) for the journal 3Biotech (Springer Nature).
Area of specialization: Nanomaterial synthesis, Nanozymes, Drug/Gene delivery, Biosensing, Redox-active nanomaterials, Antioxidant/Pro-oxidant nanomaterials, Cell imaging.
Research Experience and Interests:
The broad area of interest of Dr Singh’s research encompasses Nanoscience and Nanotechnology and their biological applications. He develops redox-active nanozymes that could selectively work as antioxidants or pro-oxidants. Antioxidant nanozymes are also tested in mammalian cell culture models for imparting protection from free radicals whereas pro-oxidants are used for anticancer and antibacterial activities. Dr Singh also develops novel nanomaterials (metallic, metal-oxides, core-shell, alloys, and nanoclusters) that could be used for various applications including biosensing, cell specific targeting, and chemical catalysis.
Dr Singh also develops novel formulations (liposomal and polymeric) for the delivery of anticancer drugs/plasmids/siRNA/fluorescent dyes etc. and realize their uses in various mammalian cell culture models. He is also interested in synthesizing nanoliposomes encapsulating multiple drugs/genes and other bioactive compounds.
List of Book Chapters:
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