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Biographical Sketch: Shiva Singh, Ph.D.

Shiva Singh
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Shiva Singh, Ph.D., is chief of the Undergraduate and Predoctoral Training Branch in the Division of Training, Workforce Development, and Diversity (TWD). This branch supports predoctoral T32 training programs, predoctoral F30 and F31 fellowships, and a broad array of undergraduate and graduate student development programs. Singh currently administers a portf​olio of institutional research training grants at the interface of the behavioral and biomedical sciences. Previously, he managed several other programs in TWD as well as research grants in the areas of host-microbe symbiotic relationships, microbial community ecology and adaptive responses to stress in the Division of Genetics and Developmental Biology. He also oversaw systems biology, scientific workforce modeling and complex biological systems modeling grants in the Division of Biomedical Technology, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology.

Prior to joining NIGMS, Singh was chair of the department of biological sciences and director of biomedical research and training programs at Alabama State University. He earned a B.Sc. and M.Sc. in plant sciences from Pant University of Agriculture and Technology and a Ph.D. in microbiology from Auburn University. He conducted postdoctoral research at Auburn University and Argonne National Laboratory.

To contact Singh, send email to or call 301-594-3900. 

If you’re a reporter wishing to interview Singh, contact the NIGMS Office of Communications and Public Liaison at or call 301-496-7301.​​

This page last reviewed on March 17, 2017