Division of Surgical Oncology & Endocrine Surgery

Amar B. Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Amar Singh currently focuses his research on understanding the role of the tight junction proteins, claudins, in the regulation of barrier function, colonic inflammation and neoplastic transformation and growth in correlation with the EGF receptor signaling. Yet another area of Dr. Singh's investigation is the role of claudins in the regulation of renal proximal tubular function and pathology.

Dr. Singh received a master of science in zoology from the Gorakhpur University, U.P. India, in 1989. He received his Ph.D. in Physiology from the Banaras Hindu University (B.H.U.), U.P. India.

Postdoctoral Training and Appointments :
While completing his doctoral degree from 1989 to 1994, Dr. Singh was a junior research fellow and a senior research fellow at the Center for Advanced Study in Zoology, B.H.U., India. In 1994, he came to the U.S. as a visiting scientist in the department of Physiology at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (UAMS), Little Rock, where he remained as a post-doctoral fellow (1995-98) and a research instructor in the department of Medicine until 2000. He then relocated to Vanderbilt University Medical Center in the department of Medicine and was appointed research assistant professor in 2002. In 2008, he was appointed assistant professor of Surgery in the Division of Surgical Oncology at Vanderbilt.


  • 1994 - International Research Fellowship, Human Frontier Science Program Organization (HFSPO), France
  • 1991 - Senior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, India
  • 1989 - Junior Research Fellowship, University Grant Commission, Government of India, New Delhi, India
  • 1987 - University Grant Research Fellowship, Government of India, New Delhi, India

Review some of Dr. Singh’s publications on PubMed.

Dr. Singh's CV is available in PDF format.


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