Balvindar Singh is pursuing both his MD and PhD in the Medical Scientist Training Program (MSTP) at the University of Minnesota. His thesis work is being conducted within the Graduate Program in Neuroscience.
Prior to Minnesota, Balvindar grew up in northern California, where he developed a passion for being outside as a means to explore, be active, and procrastinate. It was during his time at UC San Diego where he began his career as a budding scientist and aspiring clinician. This was also when he started to pursue bike racing and venture into the world of "ultra" cycling.
Now at the U, when his studies, research, and training all allow, Balvindar spends much of his time on the bike. While the road is his background, his next undertaking is training for winter races that the Great Lakes region and midwest are known for.
By the numbers: 165 cm skis; 155 cm snowboard; 54 cm bike; 20th grader in school; 4 eyes; 2 fake teeth.
[1990s to 2007] - childhood
[2007 to 2012] - undergraduate training
[2012 to present] - graduate and medical training