Dr. Gupta's research is focused on elucidating the molecular mechanisms by which innate immunity proteins regulate the microbiota and sensitivity to inflammatory diseases. 

The research on the role of PGRPs and other innate immunity proteins in maintaining a healthy microbiota and protecting the host against intestinal inflammation, skin diseases, asthma, and obesity will offer opportunities to design new approaches for the prevention and treatment of these inflammatory diseases.

Her research has discovered a new family of innate immunity proteins and identified their role in the regulation of microbiome, host-bacterial interactions, and development of inflammatory disease, including obesity and colitis.

Expertise: Biochemistry and Molecular Biology

Research: Nutrition and Physiology of Diabetes and Obesity

Biochemistry, Molecular Biology, Cellular Biochemistry, Molecular Biochemistry, Allied Health
PhD, Clemson University, Biochemistry, 1990
MS, University of Poona, India, Animal Physiology , 1983
BS, University of Poona, India, Zoology, 1981
medical education bacterial infections gene regulation biochemistry & molecular biology
English, Hindi