Biomaterials; immuno-engineering; germinal centers; lymphomas; immunotherapy; inflammation; tissue engineering; cell adhesion; stem cell engineering
Current Research Interest
Functional living immune tissues that communicate dynamically with immune cells and manipulate their behavior; how immune cells undergo decision-making at the cellular, molecular, and epigenetic (chromatin) levels to protect humans from biological and chemical threats; multi-scale tissues to understand how protector immune cells convert to malignant cancer cells (lymphomas); immunotherapy; inflammation
Department of Defense Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP) Career Development Award
Society for Biomaterials Young Investigator Award
National Science Foundation CAREER Award
Elsevier Biomaterials Outstanding Paper Award
Discover Magazine 100 Top Stories of 2015
Cellular and Molecular Bioengineering Young Innovator Award
Béguelin, Wendy, Martín A. Rivas, María T. Calvo Fernández, Matt Teater, Alberto Purwada, David Redmond, Hao Shen, Matt F. Challman, Olivier Elemento, Ankur Singh, and Ari M. Melnick. “EZH2 Enables Germinal Centre Formation through Epigenetic Silencing of CDKN1A and an Rb-E2F1 Feedback Loop.” Nature Communications 8 (2017): 877.
Singh, Ankur, Shalu Suri, Ted Lee, Jamie M. Chilton, Marissa T. Cooke, Weiqiang Chen, Jianping Fu, Steven L. Stice, Hang Lu, Todd C. McDevitt, and Andrés J. García. “Adhesion Strength-Based, Label-Free Isolation of Human Pluripotent Stem Cells.” Nature Methods 10 (2013), 438-444.
Cornell Research Website Article
Living Tissue Systems for Fighting Disease