Narendra K. Singh
Department of Biological Sciences
Emeritus Professor


Ph.D. Molecular Biology, Tata Institute of Fundamental Research, Bombay University
B. Sc. Honors and M.Sc. Botany, Patna University

Research and Teaching Interests

I have taught a variety of courses in the area of Plant Biology and Molecular Genetics at universities in India and the USA. After coming to Auburn University, I have taught Principles of Biology (Majors), Principles of Biology (Honors), Plant Biology, Introductory Molecular Genetics, Recombinant DNA and Gene Expression, Plant Gene Expression, Special topics courses (Molecular Biology of Plant Development, Plant’s Responses to the Environment, and Stress Proteins), Undergraduate seminars (Transgenics, Regulatory RNA, Protein sorting, Central dogma paradoxes, siRNA, Recent Molecular Biology Nobel Laureates), and Graduate and undergraduate research.

My doctoral research was in the area of regulation of gene expression in Aspergillus nidulans. Primary area of my research for over three decades included cellular and molecular response to a variety of stress in plant and fungi, development of edible vaccines against viral diseases of poultry, and genetic transformation of edible fungi.

Selected Publications

  1. Cao, J., J.M. Barbosa, N.K. Singh and R.D. Locy. 2013. GABA transaminases from Saccharomyces cerevisiaeand Arabidopsis thaliana complement function in cytosol and mitochondria. Yeast 30:279-289.

  2. Subramanyam, K., M. Arun, T.S. Mariashibu, J. Theboral, M. Rajesh, N.K. Singh and A. Ganapathy. 2012. Overexpression of tobacco osmotin conferred resistance to salinity stress and fungal infections. Planta 236:1909-1925. 

  3. Wu, H-Z, K. S. Gunn, S.R. Singh, N.K. Singh, S-C Ou, and J.J. Giambrone. 2011. DNA vaccine against H1N1 avian influenza virus-induced humoral and cell-mediated immunity in SPF chickens. Jour Biotech Res. 3:27-36. 

  4. Sang, Y., A. Rashotte, Y. Si, R.D. Locy, and N.K. Singh. 2010. Expression, in vivo localization and phylogentic analysis of Arabidopsis pyridoxine 5’-phosphate oxidase. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 49:88-96.

  5. Al-Quaraan, N.A., R.D. Locy, and N.K. Singh. 2010. Expression of Calmodulin genes in wild type and Calmodulin mutants of Arabidopsis thaliana under heat stress. Plant Physiol. Biochem. 48:697-703.

Last updated: 10/05/2021