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Dr. Singh is a world leader in the mitochondria in health, disease, diversity, and health disparities. He is the Joy and Bill Harbert Endowed Chair and Director of Cancer Genetics at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. Dr. Singh is also a Professor of Genetics, Dermatology, Pathology, and Environmental Health. Besides a mitochondrial role in health and disease, he is an expert in mitochondrial genetics, numtogenesis, cancer genetics, and cancer health disparities. He is the founding Editor-in-Chief of the Mitochondrion journal.

Dr. Singh has been cited in newspapers and magazines and has given interviews on radio shows and television on various topics of public interest. His research has been highlighted in Nature, Newsweek, National Geographic, US News and World Report, Forbes, Vogue, Bazaar, Beauty Crew, Hindustan Times, International Business Times, Bloomberg, and many other news outlets around the world.

Dr. Singh founded the Mitochondria Research and Medicine Society in the US and India and is instrumental in promoting understanding and awareness of mitochondrial diseases around the globe. He has organized numerous scientific meetings and workshops on mitochondria-related topics. He has also given many keynote lectures and chaired or co-chaired scientific sessions at national and international professional conferences. Dr. Singh has served or serves on the editorial board of many journals. He is the author of over a hundred research publications and three books. He has either served or serves on expert grants review panels in the United States, Austria, Italy, the UK, Poland, Singapore, and other countries. He has won several awards and has been recognized as Global Indian and Innovation Heroes by Newsweek.

Dr. Singh did his undergraduate degree in India, Ph.D. in Australia, and postdoctoral studies at Harvard, USA. After completing his postdoctoral studies, he joined John Hopkins as an Assistant Professor of Oncology at Johns Hopkins School of Medicine. Before moving to the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB), he was at Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo, NY, where he rose through the ranks to Professor and then to Distinguish Professor of Oncology.