Dr. Karan Singh is a research scientist at the New York University Grossman School of Medicine, USA. He received his bachelor's degree in Microbiology at Devi Ahilya University, India. To pursue his career in Microbiology, he moved to the University of Rajasthan to earn a master's in Microbiology. Later he decided to be a scientist. Hence, he wrote an exam for M.Phil in Microbiology at the Chaudhary Charan Singh University Meerut, where he got an opportunity to pursue research. During the M.Phil, he qualified for various competitive exams, and he secured 115 ranks in the Graduate aptitude test for engineering (GATE). He also qualifies for the National Eligibility Test (NET). During his M.Phil and Lecturer position, he was inspired by his friends, including Dr. Sudhir Tomar, Dr. Balwant Singh Khajja, and Director of RIMS Roorkee, Mr. Anurag Sharma. Dr. Singh received his Ph.D. within the Indian Institutes of Science Education and Research (IISERs) system, a group of seven top-shelf public research institutions in India. Specifically, he graduated from IISER Mohali, which is recognized as an Institute of National Importance by the Government of India. Under the mentorship of Dr. Nagaraj Prasad, Dr. Singh studied evolutionary genetics using Drosophila melanogaster (fruit fly) as a model system. He published five first-author publications in the field of Evolutionary Genetics and Microbiology (and two additional manuscripts on BioRxiv) on the reproductive traits of Drosophila in response to cold stress. Dr. Singh was also awarded various grants to present his work at international scientific platforms. Such as the Nature Travel Award to present his work at the prestigious Gordon Research Conference on Genomic Evolution, the Society for the Study of Evolution, the European Society for the Study of Evolutionary Biology, EMPSEB, the Department of Biotechnology, Govt of India, etc. Dr. Singh then moved to the United States in 2016. After a short stint at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, he became a postdoctoral researcher at NYU School of Medicine. He is a member of various scientific societies, including the American Society for Matrix Biology, Society for the Study of Evolution, and the World Science Festival.
Dr. Karan Singh's research interests lie in the fields of Microbiology, Evolutionary genetics, Obesity, and Vascular diseases. He is presently exploring the molecular mechanisms of adipogenesis to develop therapies to cure Obesity. He is also exploring the role of LTBP1 and TGFβ1 in Marfan-associated thoracic aortic aneurysms.