Professional Activities:

Honors and awards:

  • 2013                Breast Cancer Idea Award from Department of Defense
  • 2013                Pancreatic Cancer Action Network-AACR Career Development Award
  • 2012                Outstanding Performance Award from Eppley Institute for Research in Cancer
  • 2010                Pancreatic cancer SPORE Career Development Award
  • 2010                Elsevier Best Pharmacology Reviewer Award
  • 2007                Harris Graduate Student Cancer Research Award
  • 2007                Thomas Jefferson Ingenuity Award for the best graduating student of year 2007
  • 2006                Graduate Studies Best Student Award
  • 2006                Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Award Winner
  •                        -Best Graduate Student Poster Presentation Award
                           -Eppley Institute Best Presentation Award

  • 2006               ASCB predoctoral student travel award recipient for ASCB Annual Meeting
  • 2006               Selected as American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS) member through AAAS/Science                                                    Program for Excellence in Science
  • 2005-2006       Vice President for the Graduate Student Association
  • 2005               Midwest Student Biomedical Research Forum Award Winner
                         -Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Department Best Presentation Award
  • 2004-2005       Student Representative to Biochemistry and Molecular Biology Graduate Committee
  • 2004-2005       Social Chair for the Graduate Student Association
  • 2004-2007       Senator for the UNMC Student Senate
  • 2002-2006       Graduate Student Research Fellowship
  • 2001               Council for Scientific and Industrial Research, India-Junior Research Fellowship (ranked in top 20%)
  • 2001               Department of Biotechnology, Government of India-Junior Research Fellow at National Institute of Immunology

Memberships and Offices in Professional Societies:

  • 2011-present               American Society of Clinical Oncology (ASCO)
  • 2010-present               American Association for Cancer Research (AACR)
  • 2006-present               American Association for Advancement of Science (AAAS)
  • 2006                           American Society for Cell Biology (ASCB)

Committee Assignments:

  • Served as a student presentation judge at MSBRF 2011-2014
  • UNMC Graduate student fellowship evaluation committee 2013

Young Faculty Mentor:

  • Nicole Shonka                                   Assistant Professor                            2014-current
  • Sanjib Chowdhury                              Assistant Professor                            2013-current
  • Prakash Radhakrishnan                     Research Assistant Professor              2012-current
  • Melissa Teoh-Fitzgerald                     Assistant Professor                             2012-current

Student Supervisory Committee:

  • Vinee Purohit  (Mentor)                                                     PhD Student                           2010-2014
  • Jaime Abrego (Mentor)                                                      PhD Student                           2014-current
  • Teklab Gebregiworgis (Mentor: Dr. Robert Powers)              PhD Student                           2011-current
  • Gregory F Hollis         (Mentor: Dr. Amar Natarajan)            PhD Student                           2013-current
  • Sohinee Bhattarcharyya (Mentor: Dr. Hamid Band)              PhD Student                           2014-current

Graduate student comprehensive committees

  • Ms. Priya Pai
  • Mr. Teklab Gebregiworgis
  • Ms. Vinee Purohit

Conference Organizing Committees:

  • Organizing committee member for 3rd International Conference on Gastroenterology & Urology, July 28-30, 2014 San Francisco.
  • Served as a member of the international steering committee for International Conference on Current Trends in Biotechnology & Implications held on 19-21 February 2008 at SVBP University, Meerut, India.


Pankaj Kumar Singh

Associate Professor


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