Dhirendra Pratap Singh, PhD

Present Designation

Scientist ‘B’

Educational Qualification

Ph. D. in Pharmaceutical Sciences

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  1. International Society of Neurochemistry (ISN)
  2. Society for Neuroscience (SfN)
  3. Life membership to All India Association for Advancing Research in Obesity (AIAARO): National association of the World Obesity Federation
  4. European Behavioural Pharmacology Society (EBPS)
  5. American Society of Neurochemistry (ASN)
  6. Probiotic association of India (PAI) – Applied for membership


  1. Postdoctoral fellowship at Sahlgrenska University Hospital, University of Gothenburg, Sweden (Aug. 2017- Dec. 2017)
  2. Senior Research Fellowship by National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali (Sep. 2015 – Aug. 2017)
  3. Junior Research Fellowship by National Agri-food Biotechnology Institute (NABI), Mohali (Sep. 2013 – Aug. 2015)
  4. Post graduate fellowship by UGC (based on GPAT 2011- AIR 41) for Masters’ in Pharmacy in harmacology at Panjab University, Chandigarh (Aug. 2011 – July 2013)

Foreign Visits

Gothenburg, Sweden (2017); Copenhegan, Denmark (2016); Vienna, Austria (2016); Vancouver, Canada (2016);  Cairns, Australia (2015), Hong Kong, PRC (2014).

Research Interest

Neurobehavioral Pharmacology and toxicology; Diabetes, Obesity and Metabolic disorders; Food & Nutritional Biochemistry; Host-Gut microbial interaction

Number of Publications

(a) International Journal - 15  (b) Book- 01 (c) Patents- 01 (Filed)

Selected Publications

  1. Singh D.P., Singh S., Bijalwan V., Kumar V., Khare P., Baboota R.K., Singh P., Boparai R.K., Singh J., Kondepudi K.K., Chopra K., Bishnoi M. Co-supplementation of isomalto-oligosaccharides potentiates metabolic health benefits of polyphenol-rich cranberry extract in high fat diet-fed mice via enhanced gut butyrate production. Eur J Nutrition.  2018. Accepted Manuscript [Epub Ahead of print] doi:10.1007/s00394-017-1561-5 (IF 4.37)
  2. Sarma S.M.*, Singh D.P.*, Singh P., Khare P., Mangal P., Singh S., Bijalwan V., Kaur J., Mantri S., Boparai R.K., Mazumder K., Bishnoi M., Bhutani K.K., Kondepudi K.K. Finger millet arabinoxylan protects mice from high-fat diet induced lipid derangements, inflammation, endotoxemia and gut bacterial dysbiosis. Int J Biological Macromol 2018; 106, 994 – 1003 (IF 3.67, * Equal first author)
  3. Singh D.P., Singh J., Boparai R.K., Zhu J.H., Mantri S., Khare P., Khardori R., Kondepudi K.K., Chopra K., Bishnoi M. Isomalto-oligosaccharides, a prebiotic, functionally augment green tea effects against high fat diet-induced metabolic alterations via preventing gut dysbacteriosis in mice. Pharmacol Res 2017; 123, 103 -113 (IF 4.48).
  4. Singh D.P., Khare P., Bijalwan V., Baboota R.K., Singh J., Kondepudi K.K., Chopra K., Bishnoi M. Co-administration of Isomalto-oligosaccharides augments metabolic health benefits of cinnamaldehyde in high fat diet fed mice. Biofactors 2017; 43: 831-835 (IF 3.23)
  5. Deol P.K., Khare P., Singh D.P., Soman G., Bishnoi M., Kondepudi K.K., Kaur I.P. Managing colonic inflammation associated gut derangements by systematically optimised and targeted ginger extract-Lactobacillus acidophilus loaded pharmacobiotic alginate beads. Int J Biological Macromol 2017; 105, 81 – 91.(IF 3.67)
  6. Singh D.P., Khare P., Zhu J., Kondepudi K.K., Singh J., Baboota R.K., Boparai R.K., Khardori R., Chopra K., Bishnoi M. A novel cobiotic-based preventive approach against high-fat diet-induced adiposity, nonalcoholic fatty liver and gut derangement in mice. Int J Obesity 2016; 40: 487-496. (IF 5.489, featured article March 2016 issue)
  7. Singh D.P., Chopra K. Flavocoxid, dual inhibitor of cyclooxygenase-2 and 5-lipoxygenase, exhibits neuroprotection in rat model of ischemic stroke. Pharm Biochem Behav 2014; 120: 33-42.(IF 2.748)
  8. Baboota R.K., Murtaza N., Jagtap S., Singh D.P., Karmase A., Kaur J., Bhutani K.K., Boparai R.K., Premkumar L.S., Kondepudi K.K., Bishnoi M.. Capsaicin-induced transcriptional changes in hypothalamus and alterations in gut microbial count in high fat diet fed mice. J Nutr Biochem 2014; 25: 893-902. (IF 4.518)
  9. Baboota R.K., Singh D.P., Sarma S.M., Kaur J., Sandhir R., Boparai R.K., Kondepudi K.K., Bishnoi M. Capsaicin induces “brite” phenotype in differentiating 3T3-L1 preadipocytes. 2014; 9 (7), e103093 (IF 3.51)
  10. Singh D.P., Chopra K. Verapamil augments the neuroprotectant action of berberine in rat model of transient global cerebral ischemia. Eur J Pharmacol 2013;720: 98-106. (IF 2.896).


  1. Bishnoi M, Kondepudi KK, Chopra K, Singh DP, Khare P. A process for the development of a novel class of functional foods for better metabolic health and uses there of. Indian patent (Temp Num: TEMP/E-1/8162/2017-DEL).