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Prof. Sarman Singh

Professor & Head, Clinical Microbiology Division
All India Institute of Medical Sciences
Ansari Nagar
 

Brief Biography:


Prof. Sarman Singh, a medical scientist, heads the Clinical Microbiology Division at the premier All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi. He was trained in epidemiology of infectious diseases at the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor, (USA) and in International Research Ethics at Harvard Medical School, USA and University of Natal, South Africa. Prof. Singh has been awarded by various national and international academic and scientific bodies for his outstanding contribution to the field of infectious diseases, mainly the Leishmaniasis, Toxoplasmosis and Tuberculosis. The most prestigious awards are
(1) Dr. BC Roy Award of Medical Council of India
(2) Product, Process & Commercialization Award of DBT, Government of India
(3) Vigyan Ratna Samman of Council for Science and Technology, Government of UP, India
(4) Overseas Associateship Award of Department of Biotechnology, Government of India
(5) Dr. BP Pandey Oration Award of Indian Society of Parasitology, as Best Teacher in Medical Parasitology,
(6) Prof. BK Aikat Award of ICMR.  
He has two international Awards to his credit; The Young Scientist Award of International Immunocompromised Host Society (USA) of 1996 and Merit Award again from International Immunocompromised Host Society (USA) of 1998 for his work on Toxoplasma and Cytomegalovirus, respectively, in immunocompromised hosts. He has also been awarded by Indian Council of Medical Research, India for his work on Toxoplasmosis and its association with iodine deficiency. Beside these major awards he has been awarded several awards from Government of Japan, Government of Canada,CSIR(India), INSA (India), DBT and DST.  His major research interests are Leishmania, Toxoplasma and HIV-TB coinfection.
He is Fellow of Royal Society of Tropical Medicine and Hygiene (London), Fellow International Medical Sciences Academy, Fellow of National Academy of Medical Sciences (India), Fellow of Indian Academy of Tropical Parasitology (India), and Fellow of Society for Immunology and Immunopathology (India). He is Member of more than 20 national and international scientific bodies. He is Editor-in-chief  of Journal of Laboratory Physicians, past-editor of Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology and on the editorial boards of several international and Indian journals. He is also on the review boards of various national and international journals including the Lancet, JAMA,CID, PLoS etc. He is actively involved in animal welfare issue of Government of India as nominee of the CPCSEA and MCI assessor. He has organized 3 International and 2 National Conferences and several hands-on workshops which benefited hundred of young and budding scientists, he has also guided 15 PhDs, 18 MDs and More than 30 MSc students.

 

Academic positions:


1982 - 1983: District Hospital, Aligarh, UP, India:  Medical Internship.

1984 - 1984: Dr. RML Hospital, New Delhi, India:  Junior Residency, Orthopedic Surgery

1985 - 1987: PG Institute of Medical Education & Research, Chandigarh, India: Junior Residency, Medical Microbiology

1988 - 1990: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India:  Senior Residency in Microbiology

1990 - 1993: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India: Assistant Professor of Microbiology                  

1994 - 1995: Chicago Medical School, Chicago, USA: Post Doctoral Fellowship.

1995 - 1999: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India: Associate Professor of Microbiology

1999 - 2000: WHO/ National AIDS Control Organization, New Delhi, India: Consultant AIDS/STD

1999 - 2007: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India:  Additional Professor & Head of Microbiology

2007- current: All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India:  Professor & Head of Clinical Microbiology

 

Research interests:


He has written 6 books, 40 book chapters and more than 200 research papers in various national and International journals, including CELL & PNAS with a total citation of more than 1100 and H-index of 24. He has 7 patents for product and process to his credit including one on recombinant KE16 antigen of Leishmania donovani which is commercialized globally and being used in the national kala-zar control programme.

 

Any other information:


He is Editor-in-chief of Journal of Laboratory Physicians, past-editor of Journal of Immunology and Immunopathology and on the editorial boards of several  international and Indian journals. He is also on the review boards of various national and international journals including the Lancet, JAMA,CID, PLoS etc.

 

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