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Ravi Nandan Singh, Ph.D.Wake Forest School of Medicine

Ravi Nandan Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor,
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-4434 | Department: 336-713-4434


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Education & Training

  • B.A., Harvard University, 1995
  • Ph.D., Univ of London School Of Pharmacy-United Kingdom, 2008
  • Fellowship, Cell Biology, WFU School of Medicine, 2012


  • Am Assn for Cancer Research
  • Sigma Xi - Research Society
Ravi Nandan Singh, Ph.D.

Ravi Nandan Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

Research Interests

Nanotubes, Carbon; Breast Neoplasms; Hyperthermia, Induced; Genetic Vectors; Adenoviridae
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Contact Information

Academic: 336-713-4434 | Department: 336-713-4434


Recent Publications

Hypoxia-induced exosome secretion promotes survival of African-American and Caucasian prostate cancer cells. Panigrahi GK, Praharaj PP, Peak TC, Long J, Singh R, Rhim JS, Elmageed ZYA, Deep G.. Sci Rep. 2018;8(1):3853.

Exosomes secreted by placental stem cells selectively inhibit growth of aggressive prostate cancer cells. Peak TC, Praharaj PP, Panigrahi GK, Doyle M, Su Y, Schlaepfer IR, Singh R, Vander Griend DJ, Alickson J, Hemal A, Atala A, Deep G.. Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 2018;499(4):1004-1010.

4-[11C]-methoxy N-(2-diethylaminoethyl) benzamide: a novel probe to selectively target melanoma. Garg PK, Nazih R, Wu Y, Singh R, Garg S.. J Nucl Med. 2017;58(5):827-832.

Evaluation of multiwalled carbon nanotube cytotoxicity in cultures of human brain microvascular endothelial cells grown on plastic or basement membrane. Eldridge BN, Xing F, Fahrenholtz CD, Singh RN.. Toxicol In Vitro. 2017;41():223-231.

Photothermal therapy of glioblastoma multiforme using multiwalled carbon nanotubes optimized for diffusion in extracellular space [abstract]. Eldridge B, Bernish B, Fahrenholtz C, Singh R.. Cancer Res. 2017;77(2 Suppl):B37.

Silver nanoparticles exhibit subtype specific cytotoxic and therapeutic effects in claudin low breast cancer in vitro and in vivo [abstract]. Swanner JL, Tenvooren I, Bernish BW, Fahrenholtz CD, Vidi PA, Cook KL, Singh RN.. Cancer Res. 2017;77(Suppl 2):B47.

Heterogeneous responses of ovarian cancer cells to silver nanoparticles as a single agent and in combination with cisplatin. Fahrenholtz CD, Swanner J, Ramirez-Perez M, Singh RN.. J Nanomater. 2017;2017():5107485.

MEX3C interacts with adaptor-related protein complex 2 and involves in miR-451a exosomal sorting. Lu P, Li H, Li N, Singh RN, Bishop CE, Chen X, Lu B.. PLoS One. 2017;12(10):e0185992.

Prostate-specific membrane antigen-targeted liposomes specifically deliver the Zn(2+) chelator TPEN inducing oxidative stress in prostate cancer cells. Stuart CH, Singh R, Smith TL, D'Agostino R Jr, Caudell D, Balaji KC, Gmeiner WH.. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2016;11(10):1207-1222.

Photothermal therapy of glioblastoma multiforme using multiwalled carbon nanotubes optimized for diffusion in extracellular space. Eldridge BN, Bernish BW, Fahrenholtz CD, Singh R.. ACS Biomater Sci Eng. 2016;2(6):963-976.

Systemic delivery of silver nanoparticles and targeting of the folate receptor alpha for the treatment of triple-negative breast cancer [abstract]. Swanner JL, Fahrenholtz CD, Singh RN.. Mol Cancer Res. 2016;14(2 Suppl):B04.

Self-assembling platinum-acridine loaded carbon nanotubes for triple-negative breast cancer chemotherapy [abstract]. Fahrenholtz CD, Ding S, Bernish BW, Wright M, Bierbach U, Singh RN.. Mol Cancer Res. 2016;14(2 Suppl):B05.

Design and cellular studies of a carbon nanotube-based delivery system for a hybrid platinum-acridine anticancer agent. Fahrenholtz CD, Ding S, Bernish BW, Wright ML, Zheng Y, Yang M, Yao X, Donati GL, Gross MD, Bierbach U, Singh R.. J Inorg Biochem. 2016;165():170-180.

Liposome-protamine-DNA nanoparticle-mediated delivery of short hairpin RNA targeting brachyury inhibits chordoma cell growth. Hu YP, Singh R, Deng ZY, Mintz A, Hsu W.. J Biomed Nanotechnol. 2016;12(10):1952-1961.

Differential cytotoxic and radiosensitizing effects of silver nanoparticles on triple-negative breast cancer and non-triple-negative breast cells. Swanner J, Mims J, Carroll DL, Akman SA, Furdui CM, Torti SV, Singh RN.. Int J Nanomedicine. 2015;10():3937-3953.

Targeting breast cancer with sugar-coated carbon nanotubes. Fahrenholtz CD, Hadimani M, King SB, Torti SV, Singh R.. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2015;10(16):2481-2497.

Improved local and systemic anti-tumor efficacy for irreversible electroporation in immunocompetent versus immunodeficient mice. Neal RE II, Rossmeisl JH Jr, Robertson JL, Arena CB, Davis EM, Singh RN, Stallings J, Davalos RV.. PLoS One. 2013;8(5):e64559.

Carbon nanotubes for thermal therapy. Singh RN, Alexander P, Burke AR, Torti FM, Torti SV. In: Cho SH, Krishnan S, eds. Cancer nanotechnology: principles and applications in radiation oncology. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press/Taylor & Francis;2013: 205-228.

Nanoparticles for cancer imaging: the good, the bad, and the promise. Chapman S, Dobrovolskaia M, Farahani K, Goodwin A, Joshi A, Lee H, Meade T, Pomper M, Ptak K, Rao J, Singh R, Sridhar S, Stern S, Wang A, Weaver JB, Woloschak G, Yang L.. Nano Today. 2013;8(5):454-460.

Carbon nanotubes in hyperthermia therapy. Singh R, Torti SV.. Adv Drug Deliv Rev. 2013;65(15):2045-2060.

The resistance of breast cancer stem cells to conventional hyperthermia and their sensitivity to nanoparticle-mediated photothermal therapy. Burke AR, Singh RN, Carroll DL, Wood JCS, D'Agostino RB Jr, Ajayan PM, Torti FM, Torti SV.. Biomaterials. 2012;33(10):2961-2970.

Heat localization for targeted tumor treatment with nanoscale near-infrared radiation absorbers. Xie B, Singh R, Torti FM, Keblinski P, Torti S.. Phys Med Biol. 2012;57(18):5765-5775.

Targeting cancer stem cells with nanoparticle-enabled therapies. Burke AR, Singh RN, Carroll DL, Torti FM, Torti SV.. J Mol Biomarkers Diagn. 2012;2012(S:8):003.

Determinants of the thrombogenic potential of multiwalled carbon nanotubes. Burke AR, Singh RN, Carroll DL, Owen JD, Kock ND, D'Agostino R Jr, Torti FM, Torti SV.. Biomaterials. 2011;32(26):5970-5978.

Development of iron-containing multiwalled carbon nanotubes for MR-guided laser-induced thermotherapy. Ding X, Singh R, Burke A, Hatcher H, Olson J, Kraft RA, Schmid M, Carroll D, Bourland JD, Akman S, Torti FM, Torti SV.. Nanomedicine (Lond). 2011;6(8):1341-1352.

Treatment of breast cancer through the application of irreversible electroporation using a novel minimally invasive single needle electrode. Neal RE II, Singh R, Hatcher HC, Kock ND, Torti SV, Davalos RV.. Breast Cancer Res Treat. 2010;123(1):295-301.

Designer adenoviruses for nanomedicine and nanodiagnostics. Singh R, Kastarelos K.. Trends Biotechnol. 2009;27(4):220-229.

Synthetic and natural iron chelators: therapeutic potential and clinical use. Hatcher HC, Singh RN, Torti FM, Torti SV.. Future Med Chem. 2009;1(9):1643-1670.

Long-term survival following a single treatment of kidney tumors with multiwalled carbon nanotubes and near-infrared radiation. Burke A, Singh R, Kraft RA, Levi-Polyachenko N, Hatcher HC, D'Agostino R Jr, Kock ND, Carroll DL, Akman S, Torti FM, Torti SV, et al.. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2009;106(31):12897-902.

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Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology

Ravi Nandan Singh, Ph.D.

Ravi Nandan Singh, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor, Cancer Biology
Redox Biology & Medicine Ctr

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