Surjeet Singh

Surjeet Singh, Ph.D.

Research Fellow

Surjeet Singh (B.Tech., M.E., Ph.D.) is a postdoctoral associate in the lab of Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski at University of Michigan. Singh completed both bachelor’s (B.Tech.) and master’s (M.E.) degrees in Electronics & Communication Engineering before receiving his doctoral degree (Ph.D.) in Neuroscience from the University of Lethbridge, Canada. Singh’s research focuses on understanding how age, genetic variance and other environmental risk factors impact memory/cognition related brain networks in in neurodegenerative diseases particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For his research Singh uses a wide range of engineering (signal processing, machine vision, machine learning and deep learning) and computational approaches combined with in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, and behavioral methods. He has received numerous awards, including the MHRD-GATE scholarship (2008-2010), DRDO golden jubilee student competition award (2009), vice-chancellor’s scholarship for research excellence (International) from University of Nottingham (2016), Campus Alberta Neuroscience entrepreneurial seed award (2020). Recently, Singh was awarded Alzheimer’s Association Research Fellowship (AARF-2022) to investigate the mechanisms by which a coding variant in the receptor binding domain (RBD) of Apoe promotes cognitive resilience to autosomal dominant mutations known to cause AD. 

Singh also has several years of experience in teaching and mentorship (high school, undergraduate and graduate students).