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About Amit Singh

Dr. Singh received his B.Sc. from the Government Degree College Nahan, H.P. University, India and his M.Sc. and Ph.D from Devi Ahilya University, Indore, India. After a short stint as a Research Associate in the field of Trangenics of silkworm, Bombyx mori, in Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc.), Bangalore, India, Dr. Singh moved to Academic Sinica Taiwan to pursue post doctoral research in the field of eye development using Drosophila melanogaster model system. In 2002, Dr. Singh moved to Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas to further pursue his work on Drosophila eye development and was promoted to an instructor (non-tenure track faculty) position in 2004. Dr. Singh was hired at University of Dayton as tenure track assistant professor in 2007 and promoted to associate professor in 2013. To date, he has published one book and 41 papers.

• Member of Genetics Society of America (GSA), Ohio Miami Valley Society of Neuroscience (OMVSfN), Council of undergraduate Research (CUR).
• Honorary member of Theta Kappa Chapter of University of Dayton’s Beta Beta Beta, Honor Society.
• Member of mentor network of American Society of Human Genetics (ASHG) GENA, project.
• Faculty Advisor, Indian Student Association, University of Dayton.
• Academic Editor, Journal PLoS ONE.
• Editorial Board Member of Developmental Dynamics, Journal of Biological sciences, Journal of Cell Science & Therapy, Current research in Neuroscience


2007 Present Associate Professor, University of Dayton Department of Biology
Present Director of Graduate Program in Biology, University of Dayton Department of Biology
Present Member, University of Dayton Center for Tissue Regeneration and Engineering

Curriculum Vitae


Honors and Awards

  • Fellow for Retina Research Foundation, Houston, Texas (2005-2007))
  • Fellow of Fight for Sight Inc. Research Foundation, New York (2005-2006)
  • Fellow of Knights Templar Eye Foundation Inc. (Pediatric Ophthalmology Research grant Foundation), Schaumburg, Illinois (2005-2006)
  • International Travel Award from Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) to give a talk at the 42nd Annual Drosophila Research Conference at Washington D.C., USA, March 2011
  • International Travel Award from Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan (R.O.C) to give a talk at the 41st Annual Drosophila Research Conference at Pittsburgh, USA, February, 2000
  • Recipient of Academia Sinica Research Fellowship, Taipei, Taiwan to pursue research on early events in axial patterning of eye using Drosophila model (1998-2002)
  • Travel award from Institute of Advanced Studies, Hebrew University, Jerusalem, Israel to participate in VIth Summer School on “Developmental Switches.”, May 1996
  • Recipient of Merit Scholarship from H.P. University, Shimla, India (1985-1988)
  • Second position in the order of merit of Master’s degree program of Life Sciences at Devi Ahilya University, Indore, (M.P.), India (1988-1990)
  • Recipient of prestigious University Grants Commission (UGC) Research fellowship after qualifying the National Level test jointly conducted by CSIR and UGC, New Delhi, India, December, 1989
  • Recipient of Prof. S.R.V. Rao award for best scientific presentation at All India Cell Biology meeting at New Delhi, India, February, 1992
  • Recipient of Indian Society of Cell Biology (ISCB) best scientific presentation award at All India Cell Biology meeting at Varanasi, India, January, 1993


1995 PhD, Devi Ahilya University of Indore ‐ Biology
1990 MS, Devi Ahilya University of Indore ‐ Life Sciences
1988 BS, Himachal Pradesh University ‐ Biology

Contact Information

Phone: 937-229-2894


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