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Dr. Bal Ram Singh

Contact InformationImage of Dr. Bal Ram Singh, Director

Center for Indic Studies
University of Massachusetts Dartmouth
285 Old Westport Road
North Dartmouth,
MA 02747 

Work: 508-999-8588
Fax: 508-999-8451

Email: bsingh@umassd.edu

Dr. Singh's CV

Education

- Ph. D. (Chemistry, Major-Biophysical Chemistry), 1987, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.

    Dissertation title: Molecular Topography and Binding Properties of Phytochrome and Other Related Tetrapyrrolic Proteins.

- M. Phil (Life Sciences, Major-Biophysical chemistry), 1982, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

    Thesis title: Dependence of Spectroscopic Characteristics of Photosynthetic Pigments on the Organization of Chloroplast Membranes.

- M. Sc. (Life Sciences, Major-Biochemistry), 1979, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

    Thesis title: Biophysical studies of natural and artificial membranes.

- B. Sc. (Chemistry, Biology), 1977, Kamala Nehru Institute of Science and Technology, Avadh University, Faizabad, India.

Positions Held

  • Director, Botulinum Research Center, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2003-present).

  •  Director, Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2000-present).

  • Professor, Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (1999-present).

  • Consulting Editor, Akhand Bharat Sandesh (monthly newspaper) (2001-present).

  • Bureau Chief, United States, Between the Media (a monthly news magazine) (2000-2004).

  • Senior Research Fellow, School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1997-present).

  • Visiting Associate Professor, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School (1996-1997).

  • Associate Professor,Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1997-1999).

  • Associate Professor,Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (1995-1999).

  • Assistant Professor,Department of Chemistry, University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (1990-1995).

  • Professor, Graduate Faculty,University of Massachusetts at Amherst (February 1992-present)

  • Visiting Professor,Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University/Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory,Washington, D.C. (June, 1991-August, 1991)

  • Assistant Scientist,Environmental Toxicology Center/Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison" (November 1989-1990).

  • Associate Researcher, Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, UW-Madison (December 1988-October 1989).

  • Assistant Researcher,Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, UW-Madison (September 1988-November 1988).

  • Research Associate, Department of Microbiology and Toxicology, UW-Madison (March 1987-August 1988).

  • Teaching and Research Assistant,Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (1983-1986).

Fellowships, Honours and Awards

  • University Service Award, UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association, 2004.

  • Member, NIH Review Panel Biodefense Vaccines, March 5-6, 2003.

  • Member, Botulinum Neurotoxin Diagnostic Panel, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, May 23, 2003.

  • Director, Center for Indic Studies, UMass Dartmouth (2001-present).

  • Plenary Speaker, UMass Neuroscience Symposium, June 3, 2002, Worcester, MA

  • Featured Faculty, UMass Board of Trustees, February 6, 2002.

  • Coordinator, International Conference on India’s Influences and Contributions to the World, July 12-14, 2002, University of Massachusetts,Dartmouth.

  • Session Chair, 38th Inter Agency Botulism Research Coordination Committee Meeting, October 17-19, 2001, Easton, MD.

  • Chancellor's Innovative Teaching Award, (2000-2001), UMass Dartmouth for the course Chemistry of Mind (CHM 550).

  • Henry Dreyfus Teacher Scholar Award (1997), Camille and Henry Dreyfus Foundation.

  • Guest Editor, Journal of Natural Toxins, Volume 7 issue 3, 1998.

  • Prof. of the Year, by the Chancellor, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth, May 1998.

  • Faculty Recognition, the University of Massachusetts’ second annual Scholarship Gala on September 1998.

  • Associate Professor, Department of Biology, UMass Dartmouth, 1997-present.

  • Symposium Chairman, Infrared Analysis of Peptides and Proteins, 216th National Meeting of American Chemical Society, Boston, MA, August 23-27, 1998.

  • Guest Editor, Toxin Reviews, Special Issue on Biochemical and Toxico-Chemical Aspects of Botulinum Neurotoxins, 1997-1998.

  • Visiting Associate Professorship, Harvard Medical School, 1996-1997.

  • UMass Dartmouth Faculty Representative to UMass Board of Trustees, 1996-1997.

  • Featured Speaker, Symposium on "Chemistry: A Necessary Component of Post Secondary Education" at the 29th Central Regional Meeting of American Chemical Society, May 27030, 1997.

  • Editorial Board Member (1996-present), Journal of Natural Toxins.

  • Editor (1996), Natural Toxins 2, Plenum Press, New York.

  • Scholar of the Year Award (1995), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

  • Tenure (1995), University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.

  • Symposium Chairman (1995) Natural Toxins, 209th national meeting of American Chemical Society, Anaheim, CA, April 2-7, 1995.

  • Chancellor's Innovative Teaching Award, (1995-1996), UMass Dartmouth.

  • Panel Member (1994), Pew Round Table on Higher Education, UMass Dartmouth, September 27-28, 1994.

  • Chancellor's Innovative Teaching Award, (1992-1993), UMASS Dartmouth.

  • Invited Plenary Lecture Speaker at IVth Pan American Symposium on Animal, Plant and Microbial Toxins, Campinas, Brazil, July 27-31, 1992; Topic: Molecular Mechanism of Action of Clostridial Neurotoxins and its Implications to Other Fields.

  • Coordinater, Round Table Discussion on "Bacterial Neurotoxins as Scientific and Medical Treasures" at the IVth Pan American Symposium on Animal. Plant and Microbial Toxins, Campinas, Brazil, July 27-31, 1992.

  • Young-Investigator Grant Award (1991), National Foundation for Infectious Diseases.

  • Faculty-Staff Development Travel Award (1990), College of Agricultural & Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Faculty-Staff Development Travel Award (1989), College of Agricultural and Life Sciences, University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  •  Texas Tech University Outstanding Graduate Student-Teacher Award (1985-1986).

  • Robert A. Welch Foundation Fellowship Award, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (1984).

  • Senior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India (1982-1983).

  • Junior Research Fellowship, Council of Scientific and Industrial Research, Government of India (1980-1982).

  • Junior Research Fellowship, Department of Science and Technology project, Government of India (1979-1980).

  • University Merit Scholarship, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India (1977-1979).

  • University Merit Scholarship, Avadh University, Faizabad, India (1975-1977).

  • State Merit Scholarship, Ministry of Education, Uttar Pradesh, India (1971-1973).

Articles 

- "A Different Take: Colonial Lens Creates Distorted Image ", India New England, August 2007

- "A Different Take: Courting Shetty: Gere and the Rise of Warped Feminism", India New England, June 2007

- "A Different Take: Asia Fountainhead of Spiritual, Political Women Leaders", India New England, April 2007

- "A Different Take: NRIs are Not Deserters, But Proponents of Free Thought", India New England, February 2007

- "India Law Used by Women to Snare NRIs in Legal Trap", India New England, December 2006

- "Diwali’s Golden Tradition Losing Import for Businessmen ", India New England, October 2006

- "Aping the West Creates More Problem Than it Solves", India New England, August 2006

- "Is Indian Work Culture Informed by the Hindu Religion", India New England, June 2006

- "Radical Solution Needed for India's Reservation Issues", India New England, May 2006

- "Maya and the Matrix", India New England, February 2006

- "Disconnect Between Expertise and Reality", India New England, December 2005

- “Civilization Much Older Than Nation-State Concept”, India New England, October 2005

- “It’s Time We Valued the Indian Viewpoint”, India New England, June 2005

- “Much to be Learned From Following All Faiths”, India New England, April 2005

- “Nationalistic Fervor in India Would Ensure Nightmare Scenario”, India New England, February 2005

- “Irony Found in Jailing of Indian Holy Leader", India New England, December 2004

- “Acceptance of Diversity a Catalyst for Peace, Understanding”, India New England, October 2004

-“ In Election’s Aftermath, Odd Potpourri of Issues, Alliances Emerges”, India New England, June 2004

- " Today's Role Models Not Model Society Members", India New England, April 2004

-" NRIs Can Make or Break India's Greatness", India New England, December 2003

- "Mother India and Its Past Teach Important Lessons", India New England, September 2003

- "Aatunkvaad kay mool kaaran kay samadaan Bharateey paramparavo evam nethrutva kay aadheen " , Between the Media, December- January 2002

- "Angrayzi ko bhoot ki sargarmi ka raaj aur rivaz" , Between the Media, September-October 2001

- "Jugaad may bharathiyo ka jhod nahi" , Between the Media, March-April 2001

- "Luvaheen lokh ka lokhtantra thahalka nahi tho aur kya" , Akhand Bharat Sandesh, 16 May 2001

- "Only the Ancient Traditional values of India capable of providing leadership to the world " , Akhand Bharat Sandesh, 22 February 2001

- "Bharat ki Aantarik surakhsa kay pahloo America kay Massachusetts Institute of Technology kay prangan may  " , Between the Media, September-October 2000

- "A Different Path for a Powerful March of India and China in 21st Century ", Business Herald, May 10, 2007

- "A Different Path for a Powerful March of India and China in 21st Century" , Business Herald, May 13, 2007

 

Books and Journals

- "Indian Festivals - Their Golden Values to Indian Business and the Diaspora ", Swadharma, Harvard's Hinduism Journal, May  2007

- "Role of the Hindu Diaspora in bringing India's Traditions to the World  ", Swadharma, Harvard's Hinduism Journal, May 2006

- "What Can Hindu Diaspora Do to Bring India's Traditions to the World  ", Hindu Vishwa Journal, July 2006

- "Use of Chemistry to understand Vedic Knowledge ", Contemporary Views on Indian Civilization , 2003

- "The Concept of Yug: Modern Scientific approaches to Bridge Spiritual and Philosophical Concepts ", Science & Spirituality, Samvad, New Delhi, 2008

- "Chemistry of Understanding "

- "Kshatriya Dharma and Humanity ", Rajputra, July 2007

 

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