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Mahendra Singh, Ph.D.

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Mahendra Singh, Ph.D., completed his Doctoral studies at the National Institute of Mental Health and Neurosciences, Bangalore, India, in 2014, where he presented his thesis on interaction between purinergic receptors (P2Rs) and transient receptor potential cation channel subfamily V 1 (TRPV1), a pain receptor, in sensory neurons of dorsal root ganglion in rats. After attaining his Ph.D., Dr. Singh joined the University of Nevada Reno (UNR) as Postdoctoral Fellow. During this time, his work mainly focused on synaptic physiology and the role of mitochondria in synaptic vesicle recycling at the calyx of Held synapse. His main area of expertise are multiple patch clamp and neuronal imaging. Presently, in Dr. Nakazawa’s lab, he is investigating the molecular basis of schizophrenia in an NMDAR hypofunction mice model, targeting fast spiking PV neurons.