Biographical Sketch: Shiva Singh, Ph.D.

Shiva Singh, Ph.D., is chief of the Predoctoral Basic Biomedical and Medical Science Training Programs Branch ​in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD). This branch supports predoctoral T32 training programs in basic biomedical sciences as well as the integrated medical and graduate research training through the Medical Scientist Training Program, and predoctoral F30 and F31 fellowships. Singh currently administers a portfolio of institutional research training grants in the areas of transdisciplinary basic biomedical sciences​. Previously, he managed several other programs in TWD as well as research grants in the areas of host-microbe symbiotic relationships, microbial community ecology and adaptive responses to stress in the Division of Genetics and Molecular, Cellular, and Developmental Biology. He also oversaw systems biology, scientific workforce modeling and complex biological systems modeling grants in the Division of Biophysics, Biomedical Technology, and Computational Biosciences.

Prior to joining NIGMS, Singh was chair of the department of biological sciences and director of biomedical research and training programs at Alabama State University. He earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in plant sciences from Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Auburn University. He conducted postdoctoral research at Auburn University and Argonne National Laboratory.

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