RAJ AND NEERA SINGH PROFESSORSHIP
Established in 2010 by Raj and Neera Singh

RAJENDRA D. and NEERA T. SINGH are principal owners of Telcom Ventures, LLC, a private investment firm specializing in telecommunications and related information technologies. They are former members of the board of LCC International, Inc., one of the largest wireless telecommunications engineering consulting firms in the world. Raj, a longtime supporter of Johns Hopkins, is a member of the board of trustees for both the School of Medicine and the university, and serves on the Whiting School’s National Advisory Council. Among other affiliations, Raj is also a member of the University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering’s Board of Overseers and the U.S. Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Directors.

At The Johns Hopkins University, the Singhs established the Rajendra and Neera Singh undergraduate scholarship and have generously supported the Wilmer Eye Institute.

 

RAIMOND L. WINSLOW, Med 1986 (PhD), the inaugural Raj and Neera Singh Professor, earned his bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Worcester Polytechnic Institute in 1978. After graduating, he worked at GTE Signal and Systems Division before beginning the PhD program in biomedical engineering at The Johns Hopkins University, where he worked with Dr. Murray Sachs on auditory neurophysiology. After earning his PhD, he joined Washington University in St. Louis, where he worked with Drs. Robert Miller and Charles Molnar to develop the first large-scale biophysically detailed computer model of signal processing in the mammalian retina. In 1990, Dr. Winslow began collaboration with Professor Denis Noble at the University of Oxford to establish a novel approach for quantitative investigation of the mechanisms of arrhythmia. In 1991, Dr. Winslow returned to Johns Hopkins as an assistant professor of biomedical engineering.

Since returning to Hopkins, Dr. Winslow’s research has focused on the use of computational modeling to understand the molecular basis of arrhythmia in heart disease. He is known internationally for his work on modeling mechanisms of arrhythmia in the setting of heart failure--research that has provided fundamental new insights into possible mechanisms of sudden cardiac death in this disease. He is now recognized as the founder of the discipline of “computational medicine,” and in 2005 established the Johns Hopkins University Institute for Computational Medicine, with a mission of developing quantitative approaches for understanding the mechanisms, diagnosis and treatment of disease through the applications of mathematics and computational science.