Rohit Singh

After graduating with a Ph.D. in Organic and Organometallic Chemistry, Rohit pivoted toward medicinal chemistry and joined the Center for Drug Design at the University of Minnesota as a postdoctoral researcher. He currently serves as Research Assistant Professor in the same department.


Rohit’s experience includes synthesizing and investigating small molecule medicinal agents for structure activity relationship analysis of biologically relevant targets. He is proficient in molecular docking, in silico modeling, and high-throughput screening studies. His latest projects have focused on the development of non-addictive analgesics.

Filing a patent on his research piqued his interest in patent law. It encouraged him to join the Master of Science program in Patent Law at the University of Minnesota Law School as a part-time student.


At Calyx Law, where he works as a Scientific Associate, Rohit hopes to help bridge the gap between exciting innovations in psychedelics and their applications to the market.

In his spare time, Rohit likes to ride his motorcycle, solve crosswords (in ink!), ski, and share memes with his daughter. 


  • Research Assistant Professor, Center for Drug Design, University of Minnesota (2017-Present)

  • Previously, Research Associate (2010-2017), Postdoctoral Research Associate (2007-2010) 


  • University of Minnesota Law School, M.S., Patent Law, (Expected 2022)

  • University of New Orleans, Ph.D., Organic Chemistry, (2007)

  • University of New Orleans, M.S., Organic Chemistry (2004)

  • Panjab University, M.S., Physical Chemistry (2001)

Professional Associations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)

  • International Association for the Study of Pain (IASP)

  • International Union of Pure and Applied Chemistry (IUPAC)

  • American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science (AAAS)

Granted Patents

  • Vince, R.; Singh, R.; More, S.S. (University of Minnesota). Use of Tosedostat and Related Compounds as Analgesics. U.S. Pat. No. 10,925,851 (2021)