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Dr. Umashankar Singh


Background and Experience:

  • Associate Professor, Indian Institute of Technology Gandhinagar, April 2021 - Present

  • Assistant Professor, Indian Institute of Technology, Gandhinagar (May 2015 to March 2021)

  • Researcher, IGP, Uppsala University, Oct 2011 - May 2015

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, IGP, Uppsala University, Nov 2006 - Oct 2011

  • Postdoctoral Fellow, Johns Hopkins University, Jun 2006 - Nov 2006

  • PhD, ZUB, Uppsala University, Uppsala, & Max Planck Institute for Molecular Genetics, 2006

  • MSc, Hamdard University, Delhi, 1999

  • BSc, University of Delhi, 1997


Research Interest: 

Umashankar Singh’s lab is involved in identifying novel non-oncogene addiction mechanisms. His recent work has established the human factor CGGBP1 and interacting proteins as a paradigm to study non-canonical cell survival mechanisms that are advantageous for normal cell survival but absolutely indispensable for cancer cell proliferation. He employs epigenomic, genomic, transcriptomic and cDNA library-based proteome-wide studies in conjunction with cellular phenotyping. By enhancing our understanding of cell survival biology, his work potentially adds to the development of novel therapeutic modalities against survival vulnerabilities of cancer cells.




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