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Our Founder- Dr. Bal Ram Singh

    Bal Ram Singh, PhD, has been a professor since 1990 at UMass Dartmouth (until 2014) and Institute of Advanced Sciences (current), conducting research on botulinum and tetanus neurotoxins, vaccines, antidotes, drug delivery, and also on yoga, mind, and consciousness, along with Ayurvedic biotechnology. He has published 13 books and nearly 300 articles, latest being Protein Toxins in Modeling Biochemistry (Springer, 2016).

    Dr. Singh is Editor/Associate Editor of four journals, including Biochemical and Biophysical Research Reports, Ayurveda Journal of Health and International Journal of Indian Culture and Business Management, and is the Editor-in-Chief of Vedic WAVES, an online blog of the World Association of Vedic Studies. 

    He is the President of the Institute of Advanced Sciences. At the Institute, he is also the Executive Mentor of the School of Indic Studies where his research includes Ayurvedic science and technology, Yoga and Consciousness, Vedic education pedagogy, and Vedic social and political traditions.

    He is also the President of Prime Bio, Inc., a biotech company of 19 years, working with botulinum and tetanus toxins, vaccines, antibodies, detection and diagnostics, drug delivery, biosensors, Ayurvedic green chemistry, nanomaterials, and drug development.

    Dr. Singh has been visiting professor at Georgetown University, Harvard Medical School, Yang Ming University (Taiwan), and Jawaharlal Nehru University (India). He is Honorary Professor of Amity University Haryana, Gurgaon, India, and Dean of International Academic Programs at Srimaharshi Research Institute of Vedic Technology (SRIVT), Guntur, AP, India. He is also Director of the Uberoi Foundation’s Teacher Training Program.

    Dr. Singh is the President and Director of Maryada Foundation (USA), a non-profit organization to promote science and education. He also the President of ABHAS (Antarrastriya Avadhi Bhasa Samiti) Foundation, located in Greater Boston, MA, USA.

    Prof. Balram singh is the Manager of Kuruom Jankalyan Sansthan. He is also the President of Shri Gayadeen Singh Trust.

    His honors and awards include Chancellor’s Innovative Teaching Awrd (1995), UMass Dartmouth; Scholar of the Year Award (1995), UMass Dartmouth; 1997 Henry Dreyfus Teacher-Scholar Award. Dr. Singh’s other recognitions include 2004 University Service Award,UMass Dartmouth Alumni Association, New Bedford Area Chamber of Commerce in 2008, Chancellor Colloquium Speaker at UMass Dartmouth in 2009. Dr. B. K. Singh Memorial Lecture speaker at Department of Chemistry, University of Allahabad, India, in 2010, A.C. Mukherjee Distinguished Annual Lecture Speaker, Department of Philosophy, Allahabad University, India, in 2012. Uberoi Foundation Award for Exemplary Scholarly Accomplishments, 2017.

    Dr. Singh has been invited speakers to over 280 seminars and presentations, in addition to chairing dozens of meetings, conference and symposia sessions at national and international levels.

    Dr. Singh has been consultant to several national and international biotech, biopharma, and legal companies.

    Dr. Singh serves on the Boards of Directors of World Association of Vedic Studies (WAVES, (USA) and Education Society for the Heritage of India (ESHA, USA), Expert Advisor to Hindu University of America, Advisory Board of MLBD Research and Resource Foundation (India), Executive Committee, Center for Excellence in Integrative Medicine (Boston, MA), Founding Member, Anterios (sold in 2016) and Eirion Biopharma (NY).

    Dr. Singh received his B. Sc. from Avadh University in India in 1977 in Biology and Chemistry. He received his M.Sc. and M. Phil. Degrees from Jawaharlal Nehru University, India in Life Sciences during 1979-1982, and his Ph.D. in Chemistry from Texas Tech University in 1987.

    He completed his post-doctoral training at the University of Wisconsin at Madison in 1990, before joining the faculty of the University of Massachusetts Dartmouth.


     Ph. D. (Chemistry, Major-Biophysical Chemistry), 1987, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX, U.S.A.

     M. Phil (Life Sciences, Major-Biophysical chemistry), 1982, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

     M. Sc. (Life Sciences, Major-Biochemistry), 1979, Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi, India.

     B. Sc. (Chemistry, Biology), 1977, Kamla Nehru Institute of Science and Technology, Avadh University, Faizabad, India.


    Position Held:

     DIRECTOR, Botulinum Research Center, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (2003-present).

     DIRECTOR, Center for Indic Studies, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (2000-present). 

     PROFESSOR, Departments of Chemistry and Biochemistry, and Biology, University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth (1999-present). 

     CONSULTING EDITOR, Akhand Bharat Sandesh (monthly newspaper) (2001-2004).

     BUREAU CHIEF, United States, Between the Media (a monthly news magazine) (2000-2004). 

     SENIOR RESEARCH FELLOW, School of Marine Science and Technology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1997-present).

     VISITING ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Harvard Medical School (1996-1997).

     ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Biology, University of Massachusetts Dartmouth (1997-1999).

     ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, Department of Chemistry,  University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (1995-1999).

     ASSISTANT PROFESSOR, Department of Chemistry,  University of Massachusetts at Dartmouth (1990-1995).

     PROFESSOR, GRADUATE FACULTY, University of Massachusetts at Amherst (February 1992-present. 

     VISITING PROFESSOR, Department of Biochemistry, Georgetown University/Center for Biomolecular Science and Engineering, Naval Research Laboratory, Washington, D.C. (June, 1991-August, 1991)

     ASSISTANT SCIENTIST, Environmental Toxicology Center/Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, University of Wisconsin-Madison (November 1989-1990). 

     ASSOCIATE RESEARCHER,  Department of Food Microbiology  and Toxicology, UW-Madison (December 1988-October 1989). 

     ASSISTANT RESEARCHER, Department of Food Microbiology and Toxicology, UW-Madison (September 1988-November 1988). 

     RESEARCH ASSOCIATE, Department of Microbiology and Toxicology, UW-Madison (March 1987-August 1988). 

     TEACHING AND RESEARCH ASSISTANT, Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Texas Tech University, Lubbock, TX (1983-1986).


    Mailing Address:

    Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry/Center for Indic Studies.
    Botulinum Research Center,
    Institute of Advanced Sciences,
    North Dartmouth, MA 02747,
    Telephone: (508) 992-2042
    Dr. Bal Ram Singh (CURRICULUM VITAE)