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Satinder Kaur Singh, PhD

Associate Professor Adjunct

Contact Information

Satinder Kaur Singh, PhD

Office Location

Mailing Address

  • Cellular & Molecular Physiology

    211 East Ohio Street, Apt 1901

    Chicago, IL 60611

    United States



Satinder was born in Boston, MA and moved, as a teenager, to Minneapolis, MN, with her family. She received her doctoral degree in Biochemistry & Molecular Biophysics from the University of Minnesota – Twin Cities, supported by an HHMI Predoctoral Fellowship. She has had a long-standing interest in the molecular mechanisms of neuropsychiatric disease, particularly in the role that the biogenic amines play. As a postdoctoral fellow, she combined her knowledge of neuropsychopharmacology and enzymology with X-ray crystallography to develop molecular models of transport and inhibition for LeuT, a bacterial orthologue of neurotransmitter sodium symporters (NSS). At Yale, Satinder has been concentrating on eukaryotic NSS members, specifically those that transport the biogenic amines serotonin (SERT) and dopamine (DAT).

Education & Training

  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Oregon Health and Science University (2008)
  • Postdoctoral Fellow
    Columbia University (2005)
  • PhD
    University of Minnesota, Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, & Biophysics (2002)
  • BS
    University of Minnesota, Biochemistry (1995)

Honors & Recognition

AwardAwarding OrganizationDate
NARSAD Independent Investigator AwardBrain & Behavior Foundation2015
Sloan Research Fellowship AwardAlfred P. Sloan Foundation2012
Goodman & Gilman Yale Scholar AwardYale University School of Medicine2010
NIH/NIMH K99/R00 "Pathway to Independence Award"National Institutes of Health2008
NIH/NINDS Individual NRSA Postdoctoral FellowshipNational Institutes of Health2003
HHMI Predoctoral FellowshipHoward Hughes Medical Institute1995
NSF Predoctoral Fellowship (declined)National Science Foundation1995

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