Monica Singh graduated at the Punjab University, Chandigarh, India, in 1991. She did her postgraduation studies with gold medal in human biology and received her Doctorate degree in human genetics from Punjabi University, Patiala (PUP) in 1993 and 2001, respectively. She worked as Senior Fellow in a project funded by University Grants Commission (UGC) and as Research Associate as well as Senior Research Associate in another project funded by Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), New Delhi, India. She also worked as a Visiting Lecturer in the Department of Physiotherapy, PUP. Presently, she is working as Research Scientist at the Department of Science and Technology (DST), India. She was a recipient of the International Young Scientist Award funded by the European Society of Human Genetics in Vienna in 2001. Singh is a Member of the Indian Society of Human Genetics (ISHG) and Hemophilia Federation of India (HFI). She is interested in the understanding of haplotype structure, diversity and distribution of the human genome, with a focus on statistical issues in using haplotypes to identify genetic variants underlying complex human traits. She is employing genetic, genomic, and molecular biology approaches to study roles and relevance of various candidate genes in initiation, progression, and development of complex diseases like osteoporosis, type 2 diabetes mellitus, and coronary heart diseases. She is also interested in developing molecular strategies for carrier detection and genetic counseling in hemophilia.
Biography Updated on 2 May 2011