Rajendra Kumar-Singh, PhD

Rajendra Kumar-Singh, PhD

Professor of Developmental, Molecular & Chemical Biology



BSc, Biology & Physics, National University of Ireland
PhD, University of Dublin, Trinity College
Postdoctoral Training, University of Michigan, Ann Arbor


Campus: Boston
Office: South Cove 702
Laboratory: South Cove 701C

Contact Information

Office Phone: 617-636-3767
Lab Phone: 617-636-3867
E-mail   Send an e-mail


Research Web Site  Lab Research Page
Recent Publications  Abstract in PubMed

Graduate Programs

Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Neuroscience


Research Synopsis

The goal of my laboratory is to develop genetic therapies for retinal diseases such as Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP) and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)- two of the most common causes of blindness. In order to investigate the correction of in vivo models of these diseases, we also develop viral and non viral gene transfer systems for the retina and the central nervous system. Our medium to long-term goal is to utilize these novel technologies and approaches in gene therapy clinical trials at Tufts University School of Medicine.


Lab Members

Siobhan Cashman, Assistant Professor Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page
Bhanu Dasari, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail Lab Research Page
Binit Kumar, Postdoctoral Scholar  Send an e-mail 
Deepa Talreja, Postdoctoral Scholar Send an e-mail 
Vanessa Yanez, PhD Student in Cell, Molecular & Developmental Biology  Send an e-mail  Lab Research Page

Apply to the Sackler School


The priority application deadlines are as follows:

December 1: Basic Science Division PhD Programs

February 15: Building Diversity in Biomedical Sciences

March 31: Post-Baccalaureate Research Program

May 1: Clinical & Translational Science, MS in Pharmacology & Drug Development