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Uday Singh, PhD

Address: 2-300 BSBPhoto of Uday Singh
Phone: (319) 384-3020
Email: uday-singh@uiowa.edu

Mentor: Huxing Cui, PhD

PhD Institution: National Institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar, India: 2017

Research Description

Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 3 (TRPV3) ion channel in the rat brain: Distribution and functional significance


  • Postdoctoral NCARnation Award Finalist, The American Physiological Society, Experimental Biology, San Diego, 2020
  • American Heart Association Postdoctoral Fellowship (19POST34450083), 2019-present
  • Ranbir K. Bhatnagar Scholar Travel Award, Dept of Neuroscience & Pharmacology, 2018


  1. Yamanashia T, Malicoat JR, Steffen KT, Zarei K, Li R, Purnell BS, Najafi A, Saito K, Singh U, Toth BA, Lee S, Dailey ME, Cui H, Kaneko K, Cho HR, Iwata M, Buchanan GF, Shinozakia G.*:  Bispectral EEG (BSEEG) quantifying neuro-inflammation in mice induced by systemic inflammation: A potential mouse model of delirium. Journal of Psychiatric Research 133(2021) 205-211, 2021.  https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jpsychires.2020.12.036
  2. Singh U, Upadhya M, Basu S, Singh O, Kumar S, Kokare DM, Singru PS. Transient Receptor Potential Vanilloid 3 (TRPV3) in the Cerebellum of Rat and Its Role in Motor Coordination. Neuroscience 424:121-132, 2020. PMID: 31706959
  3. Saito K, Davis KC, Morgan DA, Toth BA, Jiang J, Singh U, Berglund ED, Grobe JL, Rahmouni K, Cui H.: Celastrol Reduces Obesity in MC4R Deficiency and Stimulates Sympathetic Nerve Activity Affecting Metabolic and Cardiovascular Functions. Diabetes 68(6):1210-1220, 2019.  PMCID: PMC6610022
  4. Kumar S, Singh U, Singh O, Goswami C, Singru PS.:  Transient receptor potential vanilloid 6 (TRPV6) in the mouse brain: Distribution and estrous cycle-related changes in the hypothalamus.  Neuroscience 344, 204-216, 2017.  PMID: 28039038
  5. Singh O, Kumar S, Singh U, Bhute Y, Singru PS.:  Role of isotocin in regulation of the hypophysiotropic dopamine neurons in the preoptic area of the catfish, Clarias batrachus. J Neuroendocrinol. 28(12), 2016.  PMID: 27805784
  6. Singh U, Kumar S, Shelkar GP, Yadav M, Kokare DM, Goswami C, Lechan RM, Singru PS.:  Transient receptor potential vanilloid 3 (TRPV3) in the ventral tegmental area of rat: Role in modulation of the mesolimbic-dopamine reward pathway.  Neuropharmacology 110, 198-210, 2016.  PMID: 27084697
  7. Singh O, Kumar S, Singh U, Kumar V, Lechan RM, Singru PS.:  Cocaine- and amphetamine-regulated transcript peptide (CART) in the brain of zebra finch, Taeniopygia guttata: Organization, interaction with neuropeptide Y, and response to changes in energy status.  Journal of Comparative Neurology 524, 3014-3041, 2016.  PMID: 27018984
  8. Shelkar GP, Kale AD, Singh U, Singru PS, Subhedar NK, Kokare DM.:  Alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone modulates ethanol self-administration in posterior ventral tegmental area through melanocortin-4 receptors. Addiction Biology 20, 302-315, 2015.  PMID: 24635847
  9. Saha S, Kumar S, Singh U, Singh O, Singru PS.:  Interaction between dopamine and neuropeptide Y in the telencephalon of the Indian major carp, Cirrhinus cirrhosus. General and Comparative Endocrinology 220, 78-87, 2015.  PMID: 24967949
  10. Saha S, Patil S, Singh U, Singh O, Singru PS.:  Sexual dimorphism in the hypophysiotropic tyrosine hydroxylase-positive neurons in the preoptic area of the teleost, Clarias batrachus.  Biology of Sex Differences 6:23, 2015.  PMCID: PMC4640419
  11. Kumar S, Singh U, Saha S, Singru PS.:  Tyrosine hydroxylase in the olfactory system, forebrain and pituitary of the Indian major carp, Cirrhinus cirrhosus: organisation and interaction with neuropeptide Y in the preoptic area. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 26, 400-411, 2014.  PMID: 24750502
  12. Singh U, Kumar S, Singru PS.:  Interaction between dopamine- and isotocin-containing neurones in the preoptic area of the catfish, Clarias batrachus: role in the regulation of luteinising hormone cells. Journal of Neuroendocrinology 24, 1398-1411, 2012. (Cover page illustration)  PMID: 22672503
  13. Upadhya MA, Nakhate KT, Kokare DM, Singh U, Singru PS, Subhedar NK.:  CART peptide in the nucleus accumbens shell acts downstream to dopamine and mediates the reward and reinforcement actions of morphine. Neuropharmacology 62, 1823-1833, 2012.  PMID: 22186082