Ph.D. (2014): Department of Plant Molecular Biology, University of Delhi South Campus.
M.Sc. (2007): Jamia Millia Islamia, New Delhi.
B.Sc. (2005): Hansraj College, University of Delhi
Plant Molecular Biology, Functional Genomics for Improvement of Nutrient Use Efficiency and Stress tolerance in Crop Plants
- Associate Professor (2023-till date): School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University (JNU)
- Staff Scientist II- IV (2017- 2023): National Institute of Plant Genome Research (NIPGR), New Delhi
- Post-doctoral fellow & SERB-DST Young Scientist (2015 - 2017): University of Delhi South Campus
- Post-doctoral Research Associate (2014-2015): Washington State University, Pullman, USA.
- Associate Fellow, Indian National Science Academy (INSA)
- Membership of the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI)
- Pran Vohra Award - 2018-19, from Indian Science Congress Association (ISCA).
- Young Scientist Platinum Jubilee Award (2017) from the National Academy of Sciences, India (NASI).
- SERB-DST Young Scientist Award, 2015, Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India
- Young Investigator Award from Regional Centre for Biotechnology (RCB), Govt. of India, 2015, (not availed)
- Dr. D.S. Kothari Post-doctoral Fellowship, 2015 (higher fellowship, not availed)
- Travel Award, 2012 from American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB), USA
- Travel Award, 2012 from Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR)
- Junior and Senior Research Fellowship, 2008-2013 from CSIR, India.
- Membership of “American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)” (2014-2015).
- Life Member of the "Society for Plant Biochemistry and Biotechnology"
- Life Member of the "Biotech Research Society, India"
- Life Member of the "Indian Society for Plant Physiology"
- Life Member of the "Indian Botanical Society"
- Guest Editor: MDPI Journal, “Genes”
- Guest Editor: MDPI Journal, “Agronomy”
- Ankit A, Ajeet S, Kumar S, Singh A* (2023) Morphophysiological and transcriptome analysis reveal that reprogramming of metabolism, phytohormones and root development pathways governs the potassium (K+) deficiency response in two contrasting chickpea cultivars. Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:1054821.
- Deepika D, Ankit, Jonwal S, Mali KV, Sinha AK, Singh A* (2022) Molecular analysis indicates the involvement of Jasmonic acid biosynthesis pathway in low-potassium (K+) stress response and development in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Environmental and Experimental Botany. 194, 104753.
- Deepika D, Poddar N, Kumar S*, Singh A* (2022) Molecular characterization reveals the involvement of calcium dependent protein kinases in abiotic stress signalling and development in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Frontiers in Plant Science, 13:831265.
- Deepika D, Singh A* (2021) Expression dynamics indicate the role of Jasmonic acid biosynthesis pathway in regulating macronutrient (N, P and K+) deficiency tolerance in rice (Oryza sativa L.). Plant Cell Reports. 40:1495–1512.
- Sagar S, Deepika, Biswas DK, Chandrasekar R, Singh A* (2021) Genome-wide identification, structure analysis and expression profiling of phospholipases D under hormone and abiotic stress treatment in chickpea (Cicer arietinum). International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 169; 264-273.
- Sagar S., Biswas DK., Singh A.* (2020) Genomic and Expression Analysis Indicate the Involvement of Phospholipase C family in Abiotic Stress Signaling in Chickpea (Cicer arietinum). Gene, 753:144797.
- Singh A., Yadav A.K., Kaur K., Sanyal S.K., Jha S.K., Fernandes J.L., Sharma P., Tokas I., Pandey A., Luan S., Pandey G.K. (2018) Protein phosphatase 2C, AP2C1 interacts with and negatively regulates the function of CIPK9 under potassium deficient conditions in Arabidopsis. Journal of Experimental Botany, 69(16): 4003-4015.
- Singh A., Jha S.K., Bagri J., Pandey G.K. (2015) ABA inducible rice protein phosphatase 2C confers ABA insensitivity and abiotic stress tolerance in Arabidopsis. PLoS ONE, 10(4): e0125168.
- Pandey G.K., Kanwar P., Singh A., Steinhorst L., Pandey A., Yadav A.K., Tokas I.,Sanyal S., Lee S.C., Cheong Y.H, Kudla J., Luan S. (2015) CBL-interacting protein kinase, CIPK21, regulates osmotic and salt stress responses in Arabidopsis. Plant Physiology, 169:780-792.
- Singh A., Kanwar P., Yadav A.K., Mishra M., Baranwal V., Pandey A., Kapoor S., Tyagi AK., Pandey G.K. (2014) Genome-wide expressional and functional analysis of calcium transport elements during abiotic stress and development in rice. FEBS Journal, 281:894-915.
Selected Research Reviews
- Kamali S, Singh A.* (2022) Jasmonates as emerging regulators of plants response to variable nutrient environment. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 41(4):271–285.
- Ankit A, Kamali S, Singh A.* (2022) Genomic & structural diversity and functional role of potassium (K+) transport proteins in plants. International Journal of Biological Macromolecules, 208: 844-857
- Deepika D, Singh A* (2022) Plant phospholipase D: novel structure, regulatory mechanism, and multifaceted functions with biotechnological application. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology. 42:1, 106-124.
- Deepika, Ankit, Sagar S., Singh A.* (2020) Dark-induced hormonal regulation of plant growth and development. Frontiers in Plant Science, 11:581666.
- Singh A.*, Sagar S., Biswas D.K. (2017) Calcium Dependent Protein Kinase, a Versatile Player in Plant Stress Management and Development. Critical Reviews in Plant Sciences, 36(5–6): 336–352. (* as corresponding author).
- Singh A., Pandey A., Srivastava A.K., Tran L.S.P., Pandey G.K. (2016) Plant protein phosphatase 2C: from genomic diversity to functional multiplicity and importance in stress management. Critical Reviews in Biotechnology, 36(6): 1023–1035.
- Singh A., Bhatnagar N., Pandey A., Pandey G.K. (2015) Plant phospholipase C family: regulation and functional role in lipid signaling. Cell Calcium, 58(2):139-146.
- Zeng H., Xu L., Singh A., Wang H., Du L., Poovaiah B.W. (2015) Involvement of Calmodulin and Calmodulin-like Proteins in Plant Response to Environmental Stress. Frontiers in Plant Science, 6:600.
- Improving Abiotic Stress Tolerance in Plants (2020); Editors: Khan MIR, Singh A, and Poór P, CRC Press, Taylor and Francis Group, USA. ISBN:978-0-429-02750-5.
- Plant Hormones in Crop Improvement (2023); Editors: Khan MIR, Singh A, and Poór P, Elsevier Inc. ISBN: 978-0-323-91886-2.
Selected Book Chapters
- Sonkar K, Singh A.* (2023) Phospholipase mediated regulation of plants response to nutrient deficiency. In Chakraborti S (eds.). Phospholipases in Physiology and Pathology. Elsevier Inc. In Press
- Deepika, Sonkar K, Singh A.* (2023) Regulation of plants nutrient deficiency responses by phytohormones. In Khan I, Singh A, Poór P (eds). Plant hormones in crop improvement. Elsevier Inc. P 129-145.
- Kamali S and Singh A.* (2022) Genomics and transcriptomics approaches to understand abiotic stress response in rice. In Roychoudhury A, Aftab T, Acharya K (ed.). Omics Approach to Manage Abiotic Stress in Cereals. Springer Nature, Singapore. P 405-433.
- Ankit and Singh A.* (2021) Potassium (K+) transporters in plants: regulation and functional role in K+ uptake and homeostasis. In: Upadhyay SK (ed). Cation transporters in plants, Elsevier Inc. P 29-47.
- Deepika, Mali KV., Kumar A. Singh A.* (2021) Regulation of stress responses in plants by calcium dependent protein kinases. In: Pandey G.K. (eds) Protein kinases and stress signaling in plants: Functional genomic perspective, Wiley, USA P-226-247.
- Sagar S. and Singh A.* (2020) Phospholipase C in Abiotic Stress-Triggered Lipid Signaling in Plants. In: Khan I, Singh A, Poór P (eds) Improving abiotic stress tolerance in plants, CRC Press, Baca Raton, USA. P 257-270.
- Sagar S. and Singh A.* (2018) Abscisic acid, a principal regulator of plant abiotic stress responses. In: Khan I, Reddy SP, Ferrante A, Khan NS (eds). Plant Signaling Molecules: Role and Regulation under Stressful Environments, Elsevier Publishers. P 341-373.
- Singh A. and Pandey G.K. (2015) Primer Design using Primer Express® for SYBR Green based Quantitative PCR. In Chhandak Basu (ed.) PCR primer design, II edition. Methods in Molecular Biology, Springer Protocols, 1275:153-164.