Surjeet Singh, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellow - Neurology
Kaczorowski Lab

Areas of Interest

Surjeet Singh’s research focuses on understanding how age, genetic variance, sex, and other environmental risk factors impact sleep and memory/cognition-related brain networks in neurodegenerative diseases, particularly Alzheimer’s disease (AD). For his research, he uses a wide range of engineering (signal processing, machine vision, machine learning, and deep learning, automation) and computational approaches combined with in vivo electrophysiology, in vivo imaging, and behavioral methods.            

Honors & Awards

  • Alzheimer's Association Research Fellowship (AARF), Project: Mechanisms Underlying a Protective ApoE Variant in Alzheimer’s Disease Mice. Awarded to Surjeet Singh. Mentor: Dr. Catherine Kaczorowski. (2022-2025), Amount: US$175,000. 
  • Campus Alberta Neuroscience (CAN)Entrepreneurship Seed Grant, awarded to Samsoon Inayat and Surjeet Singh for a start-up company AI Kinetic Systems Inc. (2020), Amount: CA$30,000. 
  • DRDO Golden Jubilee Student Competition Award, Project: Deployable low-cost outdoor surveillance system. (2009), Amount: INR 350,000. 
  • MHRD-GATE Scholarship for outstanding achievements in academics by the Ministry of Human Resources Development (MHRD), Government of India. Thapar University, Patiala. (2008-10), Amount: INR 240,000.  

Credentials

  • Postdoctoral Associate, The Jackson Laboratory, Bar Harbor, Maine (2021-2023)
  • Ph.D., Neuroscience, Department of Neuroscience, University of Lethbridge (2016-2021)
  • M.E., Electronics & Communication Engineering, Thapar University, Patiala. (2008-10)
  • B.Tech. (First Class with Distinction), Electronics & Communication Engineering, Punjab Technical University (2004-2008)     

Published Articles or Reviews

  1. Surjeet Singh, Sean G. Lacoursiere, Jogender Mehla, Mojtaba Nazari, Robert J. Sutherland, Robert J. McDonald and Majid H. Mohajerani, “Cortical Network Dysfunctions Associated with Gradual Cerebral Hypoperfusion and Alzheimer’s Disease,” bioRxiv 2022, https://www.biorxiv.org/content/10.1101/2022.10.25.513783v1 
  2. Samsoon Inayat, Surjeet Singh, Qandeel, Arashk Ghasroddashti, Pramuka Egodage, Ian Q. Whishaw, and Majid H. Mohajerani, “A Matlab-based toolbox for characterizing behavior of rodents engaged in string-pulling,” eLife, June 2020, https://doi.org/10.7554/eLife.54540 
  3. Surjeet Singh, Alexei Mandziak, Kalob Barr, Ashley A Blackwell, Majid H Mohajerani, Douglas G Wallace, Ian Q Whishaw, “Human string-pulling with and without a string: movement, sensory control and memory,” Experimental Brain Research, vol. 237, pp 3431–3447, Nov 2019. https://doi.org/10.1007/s00221-019-05684-y  
  4. Surjeet Singh, Edgar Bermudez Contreras, Mojtaba Nazari, Robert J. Sutherland and Majid H. Mohajerani, “Low-Cost Solution for Rodent Home-Cage Behaviour Monitoring”, PLoS ONE, vol. 14(8): e0220751, Aug 2019. https://doi.org/10.1371/journal.pone.0220751 
  5. Surjeet Singh, Harpreet Kaur and Rajat Sandhir, “Fractal dimensions: A new paradigm to assess spatial memory and learning using Morris water maze,” Behavioural Brain Research, vol. 299, pp 141-146, February 2016. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.bbr.2015.11.023  

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