Rekha Singh, MD, PhD

Associate Professor of Biology

Dr. Rekha Singh is an Associate Professor at American International College. After receiving her medical degree from Jawahar Lal Nehru Medical College and Hospital at Ajmer, Dr. Singh did her residency in Obstetrics & Gynecology at the Kamala Nehru Memorial Hospital and Regional Cancer Center, Allahabad. She worked at the same hospital for a couple of years as Medical Officer before moving to Canada where she pursued her master’s degree in Pathology, working on breast cancer research (Thesis: Quantitation of c-myc and estrogen receptor gene expression in human breast cancer by non-isotopic competitive RT-PCR) at the University of Manitoba Medical School, Winnipeg. She obtained her doctorate degree in Microbiology and Immunology (Thesis: Cellular Immune Responses in herpes simplex virus and cytomegalovirus Infections) at the Children’s Hospital of Eastern Ontario, University of Ottawa. She moved to California while pursuing her doctorate and completed the second half of her research project at the University of California at Berkeley. Dr. Singh performed her postdoctoral fellowship in vaccine research at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center for Infectious Disease and Vaccine Research, Worcester. She has published several papers in journals, including Journal of Infectious Diseases, Human Immunology, Clinical and Experimental Immunology, and Immunology Letters, as well as refereed conferences. While working at the UMass Medical School Dr. Singh started teaching part-time at universities in Greater Boston and developed an interest in teaching life sciences. She currently teaches Human Anatomy and Physiology and Pathophysiology to the Health Sciences and Human Biology majors at AIC. She enjoys mentoring students with their research projects and paper presentations at AIC Undergraduate Research Symposium and other conferences. In her free time, she enjoys traveling, going for walks with her family, listening to music, and watching movies.

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