Dr. Archna Singh

Assistant professor

Department of Biochemistry

All India Institute of Medical Sciences

Ansari Nagar, New Delhi-110029

E-mail: arch_singh@ymail.com


Dr. Archna Singh completed her MD and a PhD in Biochemistry from the All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS), Delhi in 2004 and 2008 respectively. She has an MPH in Environmental health (Human nutrition concentration) from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor(2008).


Dr.Singh has nearly 10 years of teaching experience and was a faculty at the Public Health Foundation of India, Delhi, prior to joining the department of biochemistry at AIIMS as assistant professor. She was involved in developing, teaching and coordinating modules in environmental health and public health nutrition, both for class-based and online teaching courses. Archna’s research has ranged from studying the molecular epidemiology and cellular biology of HPV and cervical cancer to providing laboratory expertise for evaluating markers of nutritional intake in the community. She is currently involved in community based research on trans fatty acids in the food supply chain and analyzing the possible impact of indigenous foods on nutrition security in tribal areas of India. Her research interests include studying gene-environment interactions specifically related to chemical exposures, both to environmental and occupational chemicals and also in exploring frameworks for improving laboratory quality control in limited resource settings such as India.

Professional Society Memberships:

1.     Indian Association of Cancer Research

2.     Association of Medical Biochemists of India



1.     Pillai RM, Babu JM, Jissa VT, Lakshmi S, Chiplunkar SV, Patkar M, Tongaonkar H, Reddy KB, Chakka KN, Siddiqui M, Roychoudury S, Abraham P, Peedicayil A, Gnanamony M, Subashini J, Ram TS, Dey B, Singh N, Singh A, Jain SK, Jayshree RS. Region-wise distribution of high-risk human papillomavirus types in squamous cell carcinomas of the cervix in India.Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2010 Aug;20:1046-51.

2.   Singh Archna, Datta Palika, Jain SK, Bhatla N, Dutta Gupta S, Dey Bindu, Singh Neeta. HPV genotyping, variants and viral load in tumors, SILs and Controls in a North-Indian population subset. Int J Gynecol Cancer. 2009;19: 1642-8.

3.  Sharma H, Datta P, Singh A, Sen S, Bhardwaj NK, Kochupillai V, Singh N. Gene expression profiling in practitioners of Sudarshan Kriya. J Psychosom Res 2008; 64:213-8.

4.  Kar R, Sen S, Singh A, Sharma H, Kumar S, Gupta SD, Singh N. Role of Apoptotic Regulators in Human Epithelial Ovarian Cancer. Cancer Biol Ther 2007; 6;1101-


5.   Sharma H, Singh A, Sharma C, Jain SK, Singh N.  Mutations in the mitochondrial DNA D-loop region are frequent in cervical cancer. Cancer Cell Int. 2005;5:34.

6.  Singh A, Sharma H, Salhan S,  Datta Gupta S, Jain SK,  Singh N. Evaluation of expression of apoptosis related proteins and their correlation with HPV, telomerase activity and Apoptotic Index. Pathobiology 2004; 71:314-322

7.  Sharma H, Sen S, Singh A, Bhardwaj NK, Kochupillai V and Singh N.  Lower Blood Lactate Levels And A Better Antioxidant Status In Practitioners Of Sudarshan Kriya.  Biological Psychology 2003; 63: 281-291.