Dr Sanjay Singh
Associate Editor:: Sanjay Singh
Dr Singh is currently an Associate Professor at the Division of Biological and Life Sciences, Ahmedabad University, Ahmedabad, India. During his PhD thesis research in Nanobiotechnology at CSIR – National Chemical Laboratory, Pune, India, Dr Singh demonstrated “Safe by Design” approach for the synthesis of biocompatible nanomaterials, particularly the preparation of metallic and magnetic nanoparticles using bio surfactants. As a postdoctoral fellow at the Burnett School of Biomedical Sciences, University of Central Florida, Orlando, USA, he worked with the cerium oxide based antioxidant nanozymes. During his research fellowship at the Department of Pharmacology, College of Medicine, Pennsylvania State University, Hershey in Pennsylvania, he demonstrated the co-encapsulation of multiple anticancer drugs in nanoliposomes for synergistic treatment of melanoma.
Dr Singh’s research at Ahmedabad University focused on developing novel inorganic nanozymes exhibiting better catalytic activities than corresponding natural enzymes. His research group is also developing strategies to apply these nanozymes in selective identification as well as prevention and treatment of cancer cells. Applications in bio-sensing and approaches to improve the bio-catalytic as well as chemical catalytic activities of the developed nanozymes are some of the other major research thrusts.
Dr Singh’s current research also include the identification of new biological targets for efficient cancer treatment. His research group also works on the preparation of novel nanoliposomal formulations for the efficient delivery of anticancer drugs and tumor suppressor genes (plasmids and siRNAs) to inhibit the proliferation of cancer cells.
Dr Singh is the author or co-author of over 65 international peer reviewed scientific publications, 6 book chapters, and 1 edited book in the area of Nanobiotechnology and Nanomedicines. Dr Singh has been bestowed with several international awards including the prestigious Endeavour Research Fellowship by Government of Australia, Yamagiwa-Yoshida (YY) Memorial international grant award by Union for International Cancer Control (UICC), International Association of Advanced Materials (IAAM) Scientist Medal, and EMBO (European Molecular Biology Organization) fellowship.
At national and international levels, Dr Singh has served as reviewer of multiple grants and several international peer reviewed journals of nanoscience and nanotechnology area.