Max Rady College of Medicine
Physiology and Pathophysiology
University of Manitoba
R3022 – 351 Tache Avenue
St. Boniface Hospital, Albrechtsen Research Centre
Winnipeg, Manitoba R2H 2A6
Dr. Pawan Singal studies the role of oxidative stress in the pathogenesis of heart failure due to myocardial ischemia and drug-induced adverse effects. His lab also examines the causal role of different cytokines in the innate signaling involved in such a heart failure. These preclinical studies are done on animals with experimentally-induced heart failure as well as on isolated heart cells.
Dr. Pawan Singal is a professor of physiology and pathophysiology and is also principal investigator in the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences at St. Boniface Hospital and UM.
Dr. Singal completed his bachelor of science and master of science in biophysics from Panjab University in India; PhD in physiology from the University of Alberta and his doctoral degree in cardiovascular pathophysiology.
Dr. Singal joined UM as a lecturer, rose through the ranks and has been a professor since 1990. He served as associate dean for the Faculty of Graduate Studies and also as director of the Institute of Cardiovascular Sciences.
He is also holder of the Naranjan S. Dhalla Chair established by the St. Boniface Hospital Research Foundation.
Internationally known for his work on oxidative stress and heart failure, Dr. Singal has made significant contributions in our understanding of the sequeale of heart failure due to doxorubicin (an anti-cancer drug), chronic pressure overload as well as myocardial ischemia/reperfusion.
He has published 300 papers, has co-edited 32 books and trained more than 100 students, fellows and visiting scientists. He has received more than 100 national and international awards.
UM has established an award in his name called the Pawan K. Singal Award for Graduate Students in Cardiovascular Sciences.
His name has been added to the Wall of Fame in the University Centre, recognizing his outstanding teaching skills and research.
Additionally, the University of Winnipeg has bestowed to him an honorary law doctorate.