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