Parmit Kumar Singh
National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), National Institutes of Health (NIH)
I completed my PhD at Centre for Cellular and Molecular Biology (CCMB), Hyderabad, India. I determined the threshold size of duplicated DNA that titrates repeat induced point mutation (RIP) machinery. Moreover, I identified the first wild-isolate strain of Neurospora as a dominant suppressor of meiotic silencing. Both RIP and meiotic silencing are genome defense process in Neurospora. Currently, I am trying to understand the integration preference of HIV-1 and my results, based on one million integration sites of HIV-1 in human cultured cells, showed that HIV-1 has preference for the highly spliced and cancer genes. I am also involved in teaching at the Foundation for Advanced Education in the Science (FAES), and Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences (USUHS), Bethesda, Maryland, USA.