Kumud K. Singh, MSc., Ph.D.

Scientific Review Officer
AIDS Research Review Branch (ARRB),
Scientific Review Program (SRP), Division of Extramural Activities (DEA)
National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID), NIH, DHHS


Dr. Singh joined AIDS Research and Review Branch at NIAID Scientific Review Program (SRP) in 2017. His review portfolio includes grants and contract proposals from DAIDS, DAIT and DMID at NIAID, initiative developments and interpretation of review policies and practice. Before joining NIAID SRP, Dr. Singh worked as an Associate Professor at the Division of Infectious Diseases, Department of Pediatrics at University of California San Diego. For more than 16 years at UCSD Dr. Singh was involved in leadership and program management of HIV/AIDS research in children and adults as a Principal investigator in NIH R01, R03 grants and California HIV/AIDS Research IDEA Award; and as Co-Investigator in several grants resulting in about 100 publications and presentations combined. Dr. Singh worked with several HIV/AIDS clinical trial networks such as International Maternal Pediatrics Adolescent AIDS Clinical Trial (IMPAACT), Pediatric AIDS Clinical Trial Group (PACTG), CNS HIV Antiretroviral Therapy Effects Research (CHARTER), California NeuroAIDS Tissue Network (CNTN), and National NeuroAIDS Tissue Consortium (NNTC) for studying the role of host genetics in risk of HIV infection, mother-to-child transmission, HIV disease progression to AIDS, CNS impairment and neurocognitive disorders, and pharmacogenetics of antiretroviral therapy response. Other areas of his work include the role of complement activation pathway, mannose binding lectin, immunological mimicry and methamphetamine abuse in HIV related neuroinflammation and NeuroAIDS, catalytic RNAs, hammerhead ribozymes, telomerase, telomeres, and nucleic acid based rapid detection and quantitation assays for infectious agents.

Dr. Singh received M.Sc. in Life Sciences from Jawaharlal Nehru University, Delhi, India; Diploma in Management from IGNOU, Delhi, India and Ph.D. in Biophysics from University of Delhi, India. His doctoral and postdoctoral training were supported by Research Fellowships from University Grants Commission (India), Boehringer Ingelheim and Alexander von Humboldt Fellowships at the Institutes of Microbiology and Immunology at University of Kiel (Germany) and by National Institutes of Health research funds at The Scripps Research Institute and University of California San Diego.

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