Upkardeep Singh is currently a Ph.D. student in the Department/College of Medicine at University of Saskatchewan (U of S), Canada. His research is based at the Canadian Centre for Health and Safety in Agriculture (CCHSA), home to CFI-funded National Agricultural Industrial Hygiene Laboratory (NAIHL). Upkar is a recipient of NSERC ITraP (Integrated Training Program in Infectious Diseases, Food Safety and Public Policy) training award. He is currently holding U of S Graduate Scholarship, College of Medicine Proficiency Award, and CCHSA Founding Chairs Fellowship. Upkar received his Bachelor of Science in Biotechnology (Honours) from Punjab Agricultural University, India. During undergraduate studies, he was trained on various molecular biology techniques through a part of project based at School of Plant Biotechnology. He graduated with Master of Science in Animal Biotechnology from Guru Angad Dev Veterinary and Animal Sciences University (GADVASU), India. In his master’s thesis, he isolated the neutrophils of buffalo and determined the effects of endotoxin (LPS) on its viability and apoptotic potential at various time intervals. Further, he worked in project based on pulmonary defense of poultry workers at GADVASU, India. This project grew his interest to pursue PhD in a project focussed on occupational health of agricultural workers. His current project is entitled as “Unravelling the molecular and inflammatory nature of endotoxin and glyphosate inhalation exposure”. Apart from research, he loves to play Volleyball, Baseball, and Curling in university intramurals.