Dr. Harinder Singh earned his PhD in Biochemistry and Molecular Biology from Northwestern University. He pursued his postdoctoral training at Massachusetts Institute of Technology from 1984-1988. During this time, he was a fellow of the Jane Coffin Childs Memorial Fund for Medical Research. Afterwards, he joined the University of Chicago faculty in 1989 (Assistant Professor in 1989, Associate Professor in 1995, Professor in 2002). Since 2003, Dr. Singh was the Louis Block Professor of Molecular Genetics and Cell Biology at the University of Chicago, an investigator with the Howard Hughes Medical Institute, and Chair of the Committee on Immunology. Dr. Singh is currently Director of the Division of Immunobiology at Cincinnati Children’s Hospital Medical Center in Ohio, USA.
Harinder Singh studies the molecules that control the development of different immune cells during hematopoiesis. He is an renowned expert on regulatory molecules that enable a self-renewing pluripotent hematopoietic stem cell to generate various cells of the immune system. His research focuses on genetic and molecular analyses of transcription factors that regulate the development and differentiation of immune cells.