Varsha Singh

Assistant Professor
Molecular Reproduction, Development & Genetics
Research Areas: 
Neural regulation of innate immune responses and life-span in Caenorhabditis elegans.
Research Highlights: 

The overarching goal of my laboratory is to determine if the nervous system has a broad role in regulation of longevity, and immune responses to infection. Using Caenorhabditis elegans as a model system, we plan to address how sensory perception of cues in the environment or body regulates life-span or susceptibility to an infection. The projects being carried out currently are: Differential regulation of innate immunity to pathogenic microbes (bacteria and fungi) by the nervous system, Do sensory neurons respond directly to bacterial pathogens and whether GPCRs regulate life-span and lipid metabolism in C. elegans.