Parmit Singh, Ph.D.Staff Scientist
Dr. Singh’s primary appointment is in the Department of Cancer Immunology and Virology at the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute, and he is also a Research Fellow in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. In the Engelman laboratory, his projects focus on mapping sites of retrovirus integration including HIV in the human genome by Illumina sequencing and associated bioinformatics analyses. Prior to this position, he was a postdoctoral fellow in Dr. Henry Levin’s laboratory at the US National Institutes of Health. During his postdoc, he showed that HIV-1 prefers to integrate into highly spliced genes and cancer genes in a LEDGF/p75-dependent manner. Furthermore, he showed that the splicing patterns of human genes change in the absence of the LEDGF/p75 host factor. In his free time, he writes poems and reads them in poetry meetups or slam.