Singh, Om


Singh Om
Dr. Om Singh
Associate Professor of Biology
Division of Biological and Health Sciences
Contact Information:
ovs11@pitt.edu
814-362-7562
203C Fisher Hall

Degrees and Credentials:
B.S. Biological Science, Meerut University 1992
M.Sc. Zoology, Chaudhary Charan Singh University, Meerut 1994
Ph.D. Microbial biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee 2000
M.S. Regulatory Affairs in Life Sciences, The Johns Hopkins University 2010

Academic Focus:
Om teaches courses on Microbiology, Molecular Biology, Immunology, Genomics-Proteomics-Bioinformatics, and Microbial Biochemistry, as well as Capstone and Senior Seminar. He also teaches the Introduction to Cell and Molecular Biology course and Human Biology courses for non-majors. He supervises a research team of students on multiple research projects. Under his direction the student research team has isolated and developed multiple extremophiles including Ultra-violet and Electromagnetic radiation-resistant, Aerotolerant, Thermophiles, Psychrophiles, and Antibiotic resistant extremophiles from rare earth habitats and food products. His research team screens for potential value added products of therapeutic, bioenergy, and commercial significance from a variety of extremophiles.

Short Bio:
Before coming to Pitt-Bradford, Om was a visiting assistant professor and visiting scientist at The Johns Hopkins School of Medicine, where he also served as a postdoctoral research associatefor five years. He is currently editor-in-chief for the "Journal of Radioprotection Research" and "Biological Research and Reviews." In 2013, he edited a book, "Microbial Bio-Nanotechnology: Resources of Green Biotechnology," which will be published in December 2014. He is a member of numerous editorial boards and professional organizations.

Research, Accomplishments, and Publications:
Om has published dozens of scholarly articles, including many co-authored by students, and is the author of "Extremophiles: Sustainable Resources and Biotechnological Implications" and "Sustainable Biotechnology: Sources of Renewable Energy."