University of Saskatchewan

Western College of Veterinary Medicine

Singh, Baljit

Professor and Associate Dean, Research
Veterinary Biomedical Sciences
Office Location: WCVM 4104.1
Phone: 306-966-7068
Fax: 306-966-8747
Email: baljit.singh@usask.ca


Academic Credentials


Teaching and Clinical Areas

Dr. Singh teaches veterinary anatomy in the DVM program. He has developed two new courses called inflammation and repair and lung cell and molecular biology. He also co-teaches a graduate course called ultrastructural cytology.

Dr. Singh has received the following teaching awards:

Other positions held by Dr. Singh:


Research Interests

Dr. Singh's research program is on cell and molecular biology of lung inflammation. There are projects focused on mechanisms of neutrophil and monocyte migration into inflamed lungs, biology of pulmonary intravascular macrophages and environmental pulmonary toxicology. A newer component of his research program is focused on nanomedicine.

He has received funding from NSERC (Discovery and Equipment Grants), NSERC-NanoInnovation Platform Grants, Alberta Agriculture Funding Consortium, Saskatchewan Agriculture Development Fund, and the Saskatchewan Health Research Foundation.

Awards and Journal Editorship:

He has received Young Investigator Awards from the American Association of Anatomists (2000 and 2001) and European Respiratory Society (2002), as well as the Pfizer Award for Research Excellence (2002).

Dr. Singh is an associate editor of the Journal of Occupational Medicine and Toxicology and a section editor (Immunology) of Cell and Tissue Research.

Research Group Members:

Students finished since 1999:

43 Undergraduate Summer Research Students


Publications

Schneberger D, Aharonson-Raz K, Singh B. "Pulmonary intravascular macrophages and lung health: What are we missing?" Lung Cellular and Molecular Physiology. 302(6): L498-L503. Click here to access the article online.

Gill SS, Suri SS, Janardhan KS, Caldwell S, Duke T, Singh B. 2008. "Role of pulmonary intravascular macrophages in endotoxin-induced lung inflammation and mortality in a rat model." Respiratory Research. 9: 69 (11 printed pages). 

Suri SS, Raktondradany F, Myles A, Fenniri H, Singh B. 2009. "The role of RGD-tagged helical rosette nanotubes in the induction of inflammation and apoptosis in human lung adenocarcinoma cells through the P38 MAPK pathway." Biomaterials. 30: 3084-3090. 

Schneberger D, Caldwell S, Suri SS, Singh B. 2009. "Expression of toll-like receptor 9 in horse lungs." Anatomical Record. 292: 1068-1077.

Shrivastav A, Suri SS, Mohr R, Janardhan KS, Sharma RK, Singh B. 2010. "Expression and activity of N-myristoyltransferase in lung inflammation and its role in neutrophil apoptosis." Veterinary Research. 41. 

Parbhakar O, Duke T, Townsend HGG, Singh B. 2005. "Depletion of pulmonary intravascular macrophages partially inhibits lipopolysaccharide-induced lung inflammation in horses." Veterinary Research. 36: 557-569.

Singh B, Pearce JW, Gamage LN, Janardhan K, Caldwell S. 2004. "Depletion of pulmonary intravascular macropahges inhibits acute lung inflammation." American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cell Molecular Biology. 286: L363-L372. 

Singh B, Fu C, Bhattacharya J. 2000. "Vascular expression of the ανβ3 integrin in lung and other organs." American Journal of Physiology: Lung Cell and Molecular Physiology. 278: L217-226.

Singh B, Atwal OS. 1997. "Ultrastructural and immunocytochemical study of pulmonary intravascular macrophages of Escherichia coli lipopolysaccharide-treated sheep." Anatomical Record. 247: 214-224 (featured on the title cover).

Singh B, Bate LA. 1996. "Responses of pulmonary intravascular macrophages to 915MHz microwave radiation: Ultrastructural and cytochemical study." Anatomical Record. 246: 343-355 (featured on the title cover).