Neena Singh, MD, PhD

Department of Pathology
School of Medicine
Department of Neurology
School of Medicine

Dr. Neena Singh obtained her MD degree in Pathology from Maulana Azad Medical College, India in 1982, and a PhD degree in Cell Biology from Case Western Reserve University in 1990. She completed her Residency program in Clinical Pathology and Fellowship in Immunopathology at University Hospitals Cleveland in 1994 before joining Case Western Reserve University as an assistant professor in the Department of Pathology. Currently, she is a full professor in the Departments of Pathology and Neurology. 

Research Information

Research Projects

The research in Singh laboratory is broadly focused on the pathophysiology of iron in disorders of the brain and the eye. Current interests in the lab include:

  1. Iron cycling in the eye.
  2. Pathophysiology of iron in corneal infections, glaucoma, and cataract.
  3. The eye as a model to understand the pathogenesis of Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease, and Prion disorders.


View All Publications

Ashok A, Karmakar S, Chandel R, Ravikumar R, Dalal S, Kong Q, Singh N. Exp Eye Res. 2018 May 31;175:1-13. Prion protein modulates iron transport in the anterior segment: Implications for ocular iron homeostasis and prion transmission. Exp Eye Res. 2018 May 31;175:1-13. PMID 29859760

Asthana A, Baksi S, Ashok A, Karmakar S, Mammadova N, Kokemuller R, Greenlee MH, Kong Q, Singh N. Prion protein facilitates retinal iron uptake and is cleaved at the β-site: Implications for retinal iron homeostasis in prion disorders. Sci Rep. 2017 Aug 29;7(1):9600. PMID: 28851903

Baksi S, Singh N. α-Synuclein impairs ferritinophagy in the retinal pigment epithelium: Implications for retinal iron dyshomeostasis in Parkinson's disease. Sci Rep. 2017 Oct 9;7(1):12843. PMID: 28993630.

Baksi S, Tripathi AK, Singh N. Alpha-synuclein modulates retinal iron homeostasis by facilitating the uptake of transferrin-bound iron: Implications for visual manifestations of Parkinson's disease. Free Radic Biol Med. 2016 Aug;97:292-306. PMID: 27343690

Ashok A, Singh N. Prion protein modulates glucose homeostasis by altering intracellular iron. Sci Rep. 2018 Apr 26;8(1):6556. PMID: 29700330.


Doctor of Medicine
Anatomic and Clinical Pathology
Maulana Azad Medical College, New Delhi, India
Doctor of Philosophy
Cell Biology
Case Western Reserve University

Residencies, Internships and Fellowships

Post-doctoral Research Fellowship
Case Western Reserve University
Residency in Clinical Pathology
University Hospitals
Fellowship in Immunopathology
University Hospitals
Visiting Scholar in Pediatrics and Biochemistry
Amsterdam Medical Center