Ankur Singh selected as associate scientific advisor for Science Translational Medicine
Singh is first Cornell Engineering faculty to serve on the board of interdisciplinary medical journal
Congratulations to Ankur Singh, an Assistant Professor in the Sibley School of Mechanical Engineering and Meinig School of Biomedical Engineering, for being selected as an Associate Scientific Advisor for the journal Science Translational Medicine. Prof. Singh will serve for the period of 2018-2019. Singh is one of 24 early-career translational scientists selected. In addition to acting as an advisor for the journal, Singh will write several pieces for the Editors' Choice section of the journal. Singh is the first Cornell Engineering faculty to serve on the board.
Prof. Singh is an immune-engineer and his lab’s research effort centers on creating functional "living" immune tissues to communicate dynamically with human and mouse immune cells, and to manipulate cell’s behavior. Using engineering principles, he studies how immune cells undergo decision making at the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic (chromatin) levels to protect humans from infectious threats. He applies principles of biomaterials engineering, fluid mechanics, tissue and material mechanics, cell engineering, and integrate these with fundamental concepts of immunology and pathology. He is further interested in understanding how disruption of normal immune processes result in transformation of "protector" immune cells to "malignant" cancer cells of immune system (called lymphomas). His ultimate goal is to better understand immune-related diseases and develop new therapies, for example antibodies, signaling and epigenetics targeted anti-cancer drugs. He is a recipient of the prestigious NSF CAREER award, DoD Career award, 2017 Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award, Cellular and Molecular bioengineering Young Innovators Award, CMBE Rising Star Award, and a 2017 Teaching Excellence Award from Cornell’s College of Engineering. His research is funded through the National Institute of Health, National Science Foundation, the Department of Defense, and Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, among others.
A sister journal to Science magazine, Science Translational Medicine is an interdisciplinary medical journal established in October 2009 by the American Association for the Advancement of Science It covers basic, translational, and clinical research on human diseases