Neel Singhal, MD, PhD

Title(s)Associate Professor, Neurology
SchoolSchool of Medicine
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    Title(s)UCSF Weill Institute for Neurosciences

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    Bard College at Simon's RockA.A.1999
    Rice UniversityB.A.2001Cognitive Science
    University of PennsylvaniaM.D./Ph.D.2009Neuroscience
    UCSFFellowship2015Neurocritical Care
    University of California, San Francisco, CA2019Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Champion Training

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    I am a neurologist trained in neurocritical care. I attend in the neurocritical care unit at Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital and UCSF. I perform basic laboratory and translational research to improve our ability to diagnose, treat, and prognosticate in patients with stroke and other critical neurologic injuries. I am building a nascent research program focused on identifying new pathways for neuroprotection and neuro-resilience by focusing on targets identified in human genome-wide association studies and on models of ischemia tolerance including the uniquely resilient Arctic ground squirrel.

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    Targeting PATJ to improve neurorecovery following ischemic stroke
    UCSF RAP REACJul 1, 2023 - Jun 30, 2024
    Resilience mechanisms of Arctic ground squirrel neurons
    Veterans Affairs Office of Sponsored Research Jan 1, 2022 - Dec 31, 2026
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Modeling neuronal resilience with stroke genetic variants in human iPSCs
    Hellman Family Fund Jul 1, 2020 - Jun 30, 2022
    Role: Principal Investigator
    Elucidating the role of respirasome plasticity in neuronal metabolism and resilience to ischemic injury
    American Heart Association 18CDA34030443Jul 1, 2018 - Jun 30, 2021
    Role: Principal Investigator

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    1. Neuroprotectants. Ischemic Stroke Therapeutics. 2024 Apr 24; 11-32. Singhal SN, Swanson SR, Yenari YM. .
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    2. Suppressing mortality and curbing cellular damage by targeting VHL. bioRxiv. 2024 Mar 03. Jiang WI, Cao Y, Xue Y, Ji Y, Winer BY, Zhang M, Singhal NS, Pierce JT, Chen S, Ma DK. PMID: 38464138; PMCID: PMC10925324.
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    3. Management of Status Epilepticus and Indications for Inpatient Electroencephalography Monitoring. Neurol Clin. 2022 02; 40(1):1-16. Fan JM, Singhal NS, Guterman EL. PMID: 34798964.
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    4. Abstract TP251: CRISPR-engineered Mouse Neural Cells Expressing An Optimized Manf Variant Reveals Mechanisms Of MANF Neuroprotection. Stroke. 2022 Feb 1; 53(Suppl_1):atp251-atp251. Llera LT, Singhal SN, Ma MD. .
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    5. Diabetes, stroke, and neuroresilience: looking beyond hyperglycemia. Ann N Y Acad Sci. 2021 07; 1495(1):78-98. Krinock MJ, Singhal NS. PMID: 33638222.
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    6. Cytoprotection by a naturally occurring variant of ATP5G1 in Arctic ground squirrel neural progenitor cells. Elife. 2020 10 14; 9. Singhal NS, Bai M, Lee EM, Luo S, Cook KR, Ma DK. PMID: 33050999; PMCID: PMC7671683.
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    7. Resilience to Injury: A New Approach to Neuroprotection? Neurotherapeutics. 2020 04; 17(2):457-474. Singhal NS, Sun CH, Lee EM, Ma DK. PMID: 31997268; PMCID: PMC7283435.
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    8. Neuronal GDPGP1 and glycogen metabolism: friend or foe? J Cell Biol. 2020 02 03; 219(2). Singhal NS, Lee EM, Ma DK. PMID: 31971543; PMCID: PMC7041681.
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    9. Abstract TP110: Dissecting the Optimized Cytoprotective Responses of Arctic Ground Squirrels With CRISPR. Stroke. 2020 Feb 1; 51(Suppl_1). Lee LE, Singhal SN, Bai BM, Ma MD. .
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    10. Endovascular Treatment of Stroke, Oral Anticoagulant-associated Intracerebral Hemorrhage, and Treatment of Extracranial Dissection. Am J Respir Crit Care Med. 2016 01 15; 193(2):210-2. Thabet AM, Kottapally M, Singhal NS. PMID: 26583686.
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    11. Diagnosing Balamuthia mandrillaris Encephalitis With Metagenomic Deep Sequencing. Ann Neurol. 2015 Nov; 78(5):722-30. Wilson MR, Shanbhag NM, Reid MJ, Singhal NS, Gelfand JM, Sample HA, Benkli B, O'Donovan BD, Ali IK, Keating MK, Dunnebacke TH, Wood MD, Bollen A, DeRisi JL. PMID: 26290222; PMCID: PMC4624031.
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    12. Sarcoid polyneuropathy masquerading as chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy. Muscle Nerve. 2015 Oct; 52(4):664-8. Singhal NS, Irodenko VS, Margeta M, Layzer RB. PMID: 25786655.
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    13. Immediate Hemorrhagic Transformation After Intravenous Tissue-Type Plasminogen Activator Injection in 2 Cocaine Users. Stroke. 2015 Jul; 46(7):e167-9. Baud MO, Brown EG, Singhal NS, Hemphill JC. PMID: 25922508.
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    14. Effect of rituximab in patients with leucine-rich, glioma-inactivated 1 antibody-associated encephalopathy. JAMA Neurol. 2014 Jul 01; 71(7):896-900. Irani SR, Gelfand JM, Bettcher BM, Singhal NS, Geschwind MD. PMID: 24842754; PMCID: PMC4477824.
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    15. A practical approach to neurologic evaluation in the intensive care unit. J Crit Care. 2014 Aug; 29(4):627-33. Singhal NS, Josephson SA. PMID: 24636925.
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    16. Unconscious processing of color and form in metacontrast masking. Atten Percept Psychophys. 2009 Jan; 71(1):95-103. Ro T, Singhal NS, Breitmeyer BG, Garcia JO. PMID: 19304600.
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    17. Inhibition of ADRP prevents diet-induced insulin resistance. Am J Physiol Gastrointest Liver Physiol. 2008 Sep; 295(3):G621-8. Varela GM, Antwi DA, Dhir R, Yin X, Singhal NS, Graham MJ, Crooke RM, Ahima RS. PMID: 18669627; PMCID: PMC2536783.
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    18. Loss of resistin ameliorates hyperlipidemia and hepatic steatosis in leptin-deficient mice. Am J Physiol Endocrinol Metab. 2008 Aug; 295(2):E331-8. Singhal NS, Patel RT, Qi Y, Lee YS, Ahima RS. PMID: 18505833; PMCID: PMC2519749.
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    19. Hypothalamic control of energy homeostasis. Neurobiology of Obesity. 2008 Jan 1; 52-82. Singhal SN, Ahima AR. .
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    20. Central resistin induces hepatic insulin resistance via neuropeptide Y. J Neurosci. 2007 Nov 21; 27(47):12924-32. Singhal NS, Lazar MA, Ahima RS. PMID: 18032666; PMCID: PMC6673286.
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    21. Brain adipocytokine action and metabolic regulation. Diabetes. 2006 Dec; 55 Suppl 2:S145-54. Ahima RS, Qi Y, Singhal NS, Jackson MB, Scherer PE. PMID: 17130638.
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    22. Loss of resistin improves glucose homeostasis in leptin deficiency. Diabetes. 2006 Nov; 55(11):3083-90. Qi Y, Nie Z, Lee YS, Singhal NS, Scherer PE, Lazar MA, Ahima RS. PMID: 17065346.
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    23. Adipokines that link obesity and diabetes to the hypothalamus. Prog Brain Res. 2006; 153:155-74. Ahima RS, Qi Y, Singhal NS. PMID: 16876574.
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    24. Unconscious color priming occurs at stimulus- not percept-dependent levels of processing. Psychol Sci. 2004 Mar; 15(3):198-202. Breitmeyer BG, Ro T, Singhal NS. PMID: 15016292.
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    25. Feedback contributions to visual awareness in human occipital cortex. Curr Biol. 2003 Jun 17; 13(12):1038-41. Ro T, Breitmeyer B, Burton P, Singhal NS, Lane D. PMID: 12814549.
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    26. Effects of lithium chloride on induction and expression of methylphenidate sensitization. Eur J Pharmacol. 2001 Aug 24; 426(1-2):65-72. Yang P, Singhal N, Modi G, Swann A, Dafny N. PMID: 11525772.
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