College of Veterinary Medicine
Dept. of Veterinary & Biomedical Sciences
An associate professor of epidemiology in the University of Minnesota's Department of Veterinary and Biomedical Sciences, Randy Singer's research focuses on applying an ecological approach to a disease system, wherein host, environment, agent and other factors that influence pathogen transmission are evaluated.
In the past, Singer has investigated food-borne pathogens, vector-borne pathogens and the spread of antimicrobial resistance in bacteria. His projects integrate tools and methods in a variety of areas, including molecular biology, microbiology and mathematical modeling.
As an Institute on the Environment resident fellow, Singer is researching the spread of antibiotics in soil over space and time, and relating his findings to the amplification of specific resistance genes in bacteria, as well as the overall diversity of resistance.
Singer is also the founder and director of an international summer school on public health and food safety in Valdivia, Chile.
See Singer's faculty page for more info.