Vineet K. Singh, PhD



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Email Address: vsingh@atsu.edu

Research Interests: Dr. Singh’s long-term research interest is to understand the molecular basis of Staphylococcus aureus pathogenicity. Although numerous S. aureus virulence factors are well characterized, it remains unclear how these factors coordinate and respond to the host's immune system during the course of infection. In addition, increasing levels of resistance to existing antibiotics is seriously reducing the options to treat staphylococcal infections. Dr. Singh is investigating global changes in staphylococcal gene expression in response to stress conditions and identifying regulatory networks that aid in the process of infection and antibiotic tolerance with the aim of identifying novel chemotherapeutic agents.

Education:

PhD - (Biochemistry) Indian Veterinary Research Institute (1993)
MS - (Biochemistry) Banaras Hindu University (1989)
BS - (Chemistry) Banaras Hindu University (1987)
Research Associate - Medical College of Wisconsin, Dept. of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics (2002-2004)
Research Associate - Illinois State University, Dept. of Biological Sciences (1997-2002)
Scientist - Indian Veterinary Research Institute (1993-1997)

Scholarly Activity

Research Publications:

2016 | Springer MT [student], Singh VK, Cheung AL, Donegan NP, Chamberlain NR. Effect of clpP and clpC deletion on persister cell number in Staphylococcus aureus. J Med Microbiol. 2016 Aug;65(8):848-57. doi: 10.1099/jmm.0.000304

2016 | Coffey J [student], Choudhry M [student], Shlossman M, Makin I, Singh VK. Multiplex real-time PCR detection and relative quantification of periodontal pathogens. 2016. Clinical and Experimental Dental Research (in press).

2016 | Zhao C [student], Syed H [student], Hassan SS, Singh VK, Ahmad Z. Functional importance of αIle-346 and αIle-348 in the catalytic sites of Escherichia coli ATP synthase. Arch Biochem Biophys. 2016 Jan 14. pii: S0003-9861(16)30009-1. doi:10.1016/j.abb.2016.01.009. [Epub ahead of print]

2015 | Baum KR [student], Ahmad Z, Singh VK. Regulation of Expression of Oxacillin-Inducible Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2015;2015:617925. doi: 10.1155/2015/617925. Epub 2015 Sep 21.

2015 | Singh VK, Vaish M [post-doc], Johansson TR [student], Baum KR [student], Ring RP [student], Singh S, Shukla SK, Moskovitz J. Significance of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. PLoS One. 2015 Feb 13;10(2):e0117594. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0117594. eCollection 2015

2014 | Ruhlen RL, Singh VK, Pazdernik VK, Towns LC, Snider EJ, Sargentini NJ, Degenhardt BF. Changes in rat spinal cord gene expression after inflammatory hyperalgesia of the joint and manual therapy. JAOA 114(10) J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2014 Oct;114(10):768-76. doi: 10.7556/jaoa.2014.151

2014 | Singh VK. Lack of a functional methionine sulfoxide reductase (MsrB) increases oxacillin and H2O2 stress resistance and enhances pigmentation in Staphylococcus aureus. Can J Microbiol. 2014 Sep;60(9):625-8. doi: 10.1139/cjm-2014-0360. Epub 2014 Aug 18

2014 | Pantrangi M, Singh VK, Shukla SK. Regulation of staphylococcal superantigen-like gene, ssl8 Expression in Staphylococcus aureus strain, RN6390. Clin Med Res. 2015 Jun 4. pii: cmr.2014.1226. [Epub ahead of print]

2014 | Singh VK. High level expression and purification of Atl, the major autolytic protein of Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2014;2014:615965. doi: 10.1155/2014/615965. Epub 2014 Jan 19.

2013 | Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Sargentini NJ, Worthington BD [Student], Singh VK, Pazdernik VM, Johnson JC, Degenhardt BF. Influence of Manual Therapy on Functional Mobility After Joint Injury in a Rat Model. J Am Osteopath Assoc. 2013 Oct;113(10):738-752.

2013 | Vaish M, Singh VK. 2013. Antioxidant functions of nitric oxide synthase in a methicillin sensitive Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2013:312146.

2012 | Singh VK, Syring M [student], Singh A, Singhal K [student], Dalecki A [student], Johansson T [student]. An insight into the significance of the DnaK heat shock system in Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Med Microbiol. 2012 Nov;302(6):242-52. doi: 10.1016/j.ijmm.2012.05.001. Epub 2012 Jun 28

2012 | Chamberlain NR, Stuart MK, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Utilization of case presentations in medical microbiology to enhance relevance of basic science for medical students. Med Educ Online. 2012;17. doi: 10.3402/meo.v17i0.15943. Epub 2012 Mar 13.

2012 | Singh K, Singh VK. Expression of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. Int J Microbiol. 2012;2012:719594. Epub 2012 Jan 4

2012 | Stuart MK, Richardson NC [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Monoclonal Antibodies Against RadA/Sms Protein. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2012 Feb;31(1):75.

2012 | Richardson NC [student], Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Stuart MK. Monoclonal antibodies against the Escherichia coli DNA repair protein RadA/Sms. Hybridoma (Larchmt). 2012 Feb;31(1):25-31

2011 | Chamberlain NR, Singh VK. Prevalence of methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus in nasal samples from preclinical second-year medical students. Mo Med. 2011 Sep-Oct;108(5):373-6

2010 | Singh VK, Carlos MR [student], Singh K. Physiological significance of the peptidoglycan hydrolase, LytM, in Staphylococcus aureus. FEMS Microbiol Lett.. 2010 August 2 [Epub ahead of print]

2010 | Pantrangi M, Singh VK, Wolz C, Shukla SK. Staphylococcal superantigen-like genes, ssl5 and ssl8, are positively regulated by Sae and negatively by Agr in the Newman strain. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2010 Jul;308(2):175-84. Epub 2010 May 14

2008 | Singh VK, Hattangady DS, Giotis ES, Singh AK, Chamberlain NR, Stuart MK, Wilkinson BJ. Insertional inactivation of branched-chain {alpha}-keto acid dehydrogenase (BKD) in Staphylococcus aureus leads to decreased branched-chain membrane fatty acids content and increased susceptibility to certain stresses. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2008 Oct;74(19):5882-5890. Epub 2008 Aug. 8

2007 | Das H, Reddy G, More T, Singh V. In vitro effects of certain membrane-acting agents on superoxide and hydrogen peroxide production, protein synthesis and membrane ATPase activity in buffalo PMN cells. Altern Lab Anim. 2007 Aug;35(4):397-404.

2007 | Shaw LN, Jonsson IM, Singh VK, Tarkowski A, Stewart GC. Inactivation of traP has no effect on the Agr quorum-sensing system or virulence of Staphylococcus aureus. Infect Immun. 2007 Sep;75(9):4519-27. Epub 2007 Jun 4

2007 | Singh VK, Utaida S, Jackson LS [student], Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ, Chamberlain NR. Role for dnaK locus in tolerance of multiple stresses in Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology. 2007 Sep;153(Pt 9):3162-73

2006 | He H, Hovey R, Kane J, Singh V, Zahrt TC. MprAB is a stress-responsive two-component system that directly regulates expression of sigma factors SigB and SigE in Mycobacterium tuberculosis. J Bacteriol. 2006 Mar;188(6):2134-43

2004 | Singh VK, More T, Kumar S. Separation of cationic proteins and antibiotic peptides from buffalo polymorphonuclear cells. 2004. Buffalo J. 20:173-182

2004 | Hessner MJ, Singh VK, Wang X, Khan S, Tschannen MR, Zahrt TC. Utilization of a labeled tracking oligonucleotide for visualization and quality control of spotted 70-mer arrays. BMC Genomics. 2004 Feb 09;5(1):12

2004 | Gov Y, Borovok I, Korem M, Singh VK, Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ, Rich SM, Balaban N. Quorum sensing in Staphylococci is regulated via phosphorylation of three conserved histidine residues. J Biol Chem. 2004 Apr 9;279(15):14665-72. Epub 2004 Jan 14

2003 | Utaida S, Dunman PM, Macapagal D, Murphy E, Projan SJ, Singh VK, Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ. Genome-wide transcriptional profiling of the response of Staphylococcus aureus to cell-wall-active antibiotics reveals a cell-wall-stress stimulon. Microbiology. 2003 Oct;149(Pt 10):2719-32

2003 | Singh VK, Moskovitz J. Multiple methionine sulfoxide reductase genes in Staphylococcus aureus: expression of activity and roles in tolerance of oxidative stress. Microbiology. 2003 Oct;149(Pt 10):2739-47

2003 | Singh VK, Schmidt JL, Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ. Impact of sigB mutation on Staphylococcus aureus oxacillin and vancomycin resistance varies with parental background and method of assessment. Int J Antimicrob Agents. 2003 Mar;21(3):256-61

2002 | Price CT, Singh VK, Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ, Gustafson JE. Pine oil cleaner-resistant Staphylococcus aureus: reduced susceptibility to vancomycin and oxacillin and involvement of SigB. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2002 Nov;68(11):5417-21

2002 | Moskovitz J, Singh VK, Requena J, Wilkinson BJ, Jayaswal RK, Stadtman ER. Purification and characterization of methionine sulfoxide reductases from mouse and Staphylococcus aureus and their substrate stereospecificity. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2002 Jan 11;290(1):62-5.

2001 | Singh VK, Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ. Cell wall-active antibiotic induced proteins of Staphylococcus aureus identified using a proteomic approach. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 2001 May 15;199(1):79-84

2001 | Singh VK, Moskovitz J, Wilkinson BJ, Jayaswal RK. Molecular characterization of a chromosomal locus in Staphylococcus aureus that contributes to oxidative defence and is highly induced by the cell-wall-active antibiotic oxacillin. Microbiology. 2001 Nov;147(Pt 11):3037-45

2001 | Cabrera G, Xiong A, Uebel M, Singh VK, Jayaswal RK. Molecular characterization of the iron-hydroxamate uptake system in Staphylococcus aureus. Appl Environ Microbiol. 2001 Feb;67(2):1001-3

2000 | Sahoo G, More T, Singh VK. Evaluation of oxygen-dependent immunodefences of the polymorphonuclear cells of some tropical ruminants. Vet Res Commun. 2000 Dec;24(8):505-15

2000 | Pfeltz RF, Singh VK, Schmidt JL, Batten MA, Baranyk CS, Nadakavukaren MJ, Jayaswal RK, Wilkinson BJ. Characterization of passage-selected vancomycin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus strains of diverse parental backgrounds. Antimicrob Agents Chemother. 2000 Feb;44(2):294-303

2000 | Xiong A, Singh VK, Cabrera G, Jayaswal RK. Molecular characterization of the ferric-uptake regulator, fur, from Staphylococcus aureus. Microbiology. 2000 Mar;146 ( Pt 3):659-68

1999 | Singh VK, Xiong A, Usgaard TR, Chakrabarti S, Deora R, Misra TK, Jayaswal RK. ZntR is an autoregulatory protein and negatively regulates the chromosomal zinc resistance operon znt of Staphylococcus aureus. Mol Microbiol. 1999 Jul;33(1):200-7.

1998 | Singh VK, McCracken DA, Nadakavukaren MJ, Jayaswal RK. Unique morphogenesis in Saccharomyces cerevisiae strain GS1731. FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1998 Sep 1;166(1):95-101

1998 | Sahoo G, More T, Singh VK. A comparative study on certain enzymes of the granulocyte from different ruminant species. Comp Immunol Microbiol Infect Dis. 1998 Oct;21(4):319-25

1997 | Singh VK, More T, Singh S. The effect of activation of granulocytes on enzyme release and hydrogen peroxide and superoxide production in buffaloes. Vet Res Commun. 1997 May;21(4):241-7

1997 | Singh VK, More T, Singh S. In vitro antibacterial activity of the cationic proteins of buffalo polymorphonuclear cells. Ind J Animal Sci. 1997 67:587-90

1997 | Roy SC, Singh VK, More T. Electrophoretic detection of myeloperoxidase, protease, lactoferrin and lysozyme in buffalo polymorphonuclear granular acid extracts. Vet Res Commun. 1997 Jul;21(5):325-34.

Presentations and Published Abstracts:

2016 | Braungardt HJ, Chung R, Singh VK. Characterizing the Effects of Carotenoid and Branched Chain Fatty Acid Deficiencies in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

2016 | Loveland AL [student], Singh VK, Chamberlain NR. Characterization of dnaK Mutation in Persistence of Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the American Society for Microbiology Microbe 2016 meeting, Boston, MA. June 16-20, 2016.

2016 | Ring RP, Sirobhushanam S, Singh S, Gatto C, Wilkinson BJ, Singh VK. Opposing Roles of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase and Branched-Chain α-Keto Acid Dehydrogenase in Branched-Chain Membrane Fatty Acids in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

2016 | Sargentini NJ, Chamberlain NR, Hudman DA (staff)), Phillips PL, Singh VK, Stuart MK. Assessing Medical Student Critical Thinking and Interpersonal Skills along with Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Knowledge. Poster presented at Assessment Week; A.T. Still University of Health Sciences; Kirksville, MO; February 9, 2016.

2016 | Shahab AA, Singh VK. Effect of Synergistic Action of Oxidants and Cell Wall Inhibitors on Staphylococcus aureus with and without Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases. Poster presented at the 8th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 5, 2016.

2016 | Stuart MK [invited speaker], Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Hudman DA [staff], Phillips PL, Sargentini NJ. The Small-Group Clinical Case Presentation: An Instrument for Assessing Interpersonal Skills, Critical Thinking, and Knowledge in Medical Microbiology, Immunology, and Infectious Diseases. Oral presentation at the 16th Educational Strategies Workshop; Palm Springs, CA; May 15-18, 2016.

2015 | Ahmad Z, Singh VK. Targeting ATP Synthase to Combat Microbial Infections. Poster presented at 15th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control, XIII National Conference of the Hospital Infection Society of India; New Delhi, India; Mar. 21-24, 2015. This abstract was published in J Patient Safety Infect Control, 3(2):103.

2015 | Bunning AR [student], Sempertegui-Sosa C, Singh V. Determining the Role of the DNA Binding Domain of MgrA in Staphylococcus epidermidis Biofilm Formation. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 31, 2015.

2015 | Coffey J [student], Choudhry M [student], Shlossman M, Makin I, Singh V. Use of Multiplex qPCR for Practical Detection of Periodontal Pathogens. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 31, 2015.

2015 | Loveland AL [student], Singh VK, Chamberlain NR. Exploring the Effect of dnaK Mutation on Persistence in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 31, 2015.

2015 | Pannu MK, Singh, VK, Sargentini NJ. Impact of Carotenoid Production on Radiation Survival of Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 31, 2015.

2015 | Ring RP [student], Singh VK. Determining the Role of Pyruvate Dehydrogenase in BCFA Metabolism in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 31, 2015.

2015 | Sargentini NJ, Chamberlain NR, Hudman DA (Staff), Phillips PL, Singh VK, Stuart MK. Assessing Critical Thinking and Interpersonal Skills along with Medical Microbiology, Immunology and Infectious Diseases Knowledge. Poster presented at Assessment Week; A. T. Still University of Health Sciences; April 13-16, 2015.

2015 | Singh VK. Role of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase in Infection and Antibiotic Resistance in Staphylococcus aureus, Poster presented at 15th Congress of the International Federation of Infection Control, XIII National Conference of the Hospital Infection Society of India; New Delhi, India; Mar. 21-24, 2015. This abstract was published in J Patient Safety Infect Control, 3(2):71-2.

2015 | Yeung CL [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Effect of recN Knockout on Radiation Survival of Staphylococcus aureus vs. Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 7th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 31, 2015.

2014 | Baum KR [student], Pannu M [student], Choudhry M [student], Ring R [student], Singh VK. Regulation of Oxacillin Inducible Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

2014 | Baum KR [student], Singh VK. Roles of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in the Virulence of Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at 6th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; November 1, 2014.

2014 | Baum KR [student], SinghVK, Vaish M [post-doc], Johansson T [student]. Significance of Four Msr Proteins in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 3rd Annual Missouri Osteopathic Student and Post-graduate Research Symposium; Missouri Osteopathic Annual Convention; Branson, MO; April 30-May 4, 2014. Poster also presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

2014 | Harper JM [student], Parfitt J [student], Makin IR, Singh VK. A Multi-Plex Quantitative PCR to Evaluate Bacterial Pathogens Associated with Periodontal Disease. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 114th General Meeting; Boston, MA; May 17-20, 2014.

2013 | Chamberlain NR, Stuart MK, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Utilization of Clinical Case Presentations in Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases to Improve Student Performance on Course Assessments. Poster presented at Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Osteopathic Medicine; Baltimore, MD; April 24, 2013.

2013 | Parfitt J, Reisbick M, Singh VK, Makin I, Shlossman M. Anerobic Bacterial DNA Characterization Using Real Time PCR and Pyrosequencing Techniques for Chronic Periodontal disease. VOLPE Award Winning Presentation; Ohio State University, Columbus, OH; May 17, 2013.

2013 | Parfitt J, Reisbick M, Singh VK, Makin I, Shlossman M. Development of Anaerobic Bacteria DNA Isolation and Rapid PCR Assay of Periodontal Treatment Assessment. American Dental Association’s 49th Annual Dental Students' Conference on Research; Gaithersburg, MD; April 21-23, 2013.

2013 | Stuart MK, Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Case Presentation Exercises in Immunology Enhance Relevance and Improve Student Satisfaction with the Course. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 113th General Meeting; Denver, CO; May 18-21, 2013.

2013 | Vaish M [post-doc], Singh VK. Role of Staphylococcal Nitric Oxide Synthase in Oxidative Stress Tolerance. Poster presented at American Society for Microbiology, 113th General Meeting; Denver, CO; May 18-21, 2013.

2012 | Castille DL [student], Hudman DA [staff], Singh VK, Sargentini NS. Upregulation of Genes Involved in DNA Double-Strand Break Repair in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; June 16-19, 2012; San Francisco, California.

2012 | Harper J [student], Parfitt J [student], Makin I, Singh V. Development of Culture and a Rapid PCR Assay for Pathogens Associated with Periodontitis. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

2012 | Singh VK, Syring M [student], Singh A [post-doc], Johansson T [student]. Beyond Foldase and Holdase, an Insight into the Significance of the DnaK Heat Shock System in Staphylococcus aureus. Poster presented at the 112th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; June 16-19, 2012; San Francisco, California.

2012 | Stuart MK, Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Implementation of a Small Group Clinical Case Presentation Exercise in Immunology. AMSMIC 14th Educational Strategies Workshop; Santa Fe, NM. April 28-May 2, 2012.

2012 | Vaish M [post-doc], Johansson TR [student], Singh VK. Role of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductase in Staphylococcus aureus under Stress Conditions. Poster presented at 4th Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; September 29, 2012.

2012 | Worthington, BD [student], Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. A rat model of ankle injury to test efficacy of manual treatment for pain relief. J Am Osteopath Assoc January 1, 2012; 112(1)1 44-5.

2011 | Budine TE [student], Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Walston TD. C. elegans as a Model for S. aureus Virulence. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2011 | Castille DL [student], Hudman DA [staff], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Gene Expression in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2011 | Guthrie C [student], Schuerman A [student], Wilson C [student], Worthington BD [student], Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ, Ruhlen RL. Osteopathic Manual Treatment of Ankle Pain in a Rat Model. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2011 | Johansson T [student], Singh A [post-doc]. Singh K [student]. Singh VK. Expression Pattern and Significance of Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus. 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology, New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

2011 | Patel N, Dalecki A [student], Gariga N, Makin I, Singh VK. Development of Culture and a Rapid PCR Assay for Periodontal Bacteria. Poster presented at 3rd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 22, 2011.

2011 | Stuart MK, Richardson NC, Hiatt JL [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Analysis of Proteins that Co-precipitate with RadA/Sms in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at the 111th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; New Orleans, LA; May 21-24, 2011.

2011 | Worthington, BD [student], Ruhlen RL, Snider EJ, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. A rat model of ankle injury to test efficacy of manual treatment for pain relief. Poster presented at American Osteopathic Association Research Conference; Orlando, FL; Oct. 1- Nov 1, 2011.

2010 | Budine TE [student], Chamberlain N, Singh V, Walston TD. C. elegans as a Model for S. aureus Virulence. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

2010 | Davenport KL [student], Snider EJ, Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ; A Rat Model for Studies on Pain Relief from Ankle Injury; Undergraduate American Academy of Osteopathy (UAAO) Convocation; Pelvis and Sacrum: Where It All Comes Together; Colorado Springs, CO; March 17-21, 2010.

2010 | Richardson NC [student], Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Stuart MK; Production of Monoclonal Antibodies to the Escherichia coli DNA Repair Protein, RadA/Sms (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; May 23-27, 2010; San Diego, CA.

2010 | Singh K [student], Singh VK. Significance of Four Methionine Sulfoxide Reductases in Staphylococcus aureus (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; San Diego, CA; May 23-27, 2010.

2010 | Singh VK, Singh K [student]. Physiological Characterization of the LytM Protein in Staphylococcus aureus (poster presentation). 110th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; San Diego, CA; May 23-27, 2010.

2010 | Snider EJ, Davenport KL [student], Degenhardt BF, Johnson JC, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ; Manual Therapy of the Knee Improves Running in Rat Model for Acute Ankle Injury. Poster presented at: 13th World Congress on Pain; Montreal, Canada; August 29-September 2, 2010

2010 | Stuart MK, Richardson NC [student], Hiatt JL [student], Singh VK, Sargentini NJ. Analysis of Proteins that Co-precipitate with RadA/Sms in X-irradiated Escherichia coli. Poster presented at 2nd Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Conference; Kirksville, MO; October 9, 2010.

2009 | Adatia N [student], Singh VK., Sargentini NJ; Is the nadR gene co-regulated with serB and radA in Escherichia coli? Presented at the 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium; A.T. Still University of Health Sciences; Kirksville, MO; Sept. 26, 2009.

2009 | Davenport K [student], Snider EJ, Fossum C, Degenhardt, BF, Johnson JC. Singh VK, Sargentini NJ; Relief of nociceptive pain in the rat by manual therapy; Presented at the 1st Annual Interdisciplinary Biomedical Research Symposium; A.T. Still University of Health Sciences; Kirksville, MO; Sept. 26, 2009.

2009 | Singh VK; Staphylococcus aureus: Factors Critical for its Survival and Virulence; Sigma Xi, Kirksville Chapter Fall Meeting, Kirksville, MO; October 12, 2009.

2009 | Stuart MK, Chamberlain NR, Singh VK, Sargentini NJ; Microbiology for Medical Students: A Case Presentations Model; 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; Philadelphia, PA; May 17-21, 2009.

2009 | Syring ML [student], Gosu P [student], Singh K [student], Singh VK; The Impact of DnaK Heat Shock System in Stress Tolerance of Staphylococcus aureus is Independent of SigB; 109th General Meeting of the American Society for Microbiology; Philadelphia, PA; May 17-21, 2009.

2008 | Fossum C, Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Degenhardt BF; More consistent inflammation than capsaicin in Sprague-Dawley rats using carrageenan versus capsaicin; American Osteopathic Association 113th Annual Convention and Scientific Seminar; Las Vegas, NV; Oct. 26 - 30, 2008.

2008 | Fossum C, Sargentini NJ, Singh VK, Towns LC, Degenhardt BF; Carrageenan produces more consistent inflammation than capsaicin in Sprague-Dawley rats; Pain, Mind, and Movement II, Official Satellite Symposium of the 12th World Congress on Pain; Dublin, Ireland, UK; Aug. 13 - 15, 2008.

2008 | Singh VK, Hattangady D, Giotis E, Chamberlain NR, Stuart MK, Wilkinson B; Insertional Inactivation of Branched-chain Alpha-keto Acid Dehydrogenase (BKD) in Staphylococcus aureus Leads to Decreased Branched-chain Membrane Fatty Acids Content and Increased Susceptibility to Certain Stresses; International Symposium on Staphylococci and Staphylococcal Infections; Cairns, Australia; Sept. 7 - 10, 2008.