Dr. Ashish Gupta | Department of Life Sciences


Dr. Ashish
Associate Professor
Department of Life Sciences
School of Natural Sciences (SNS)
Block-B Block, Shiv Nadar University
Greater Noida Uttar Pradesh
Profile Summary 

Dr. Ashish Gupta did his doctorate from the Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi where he worked in the area of molecular biology of malaria parasite. Thereafter, he moved to USA for his postdoctoral research in the lab of Prof. Anindya Dutta at the University of Virginia. During his post-doctoral, he worked on the area of mammalian biology, where the focus of his research was on functional analysis of chromatin modifier proteins and their modulation and function during viral infection. Currently his lab is interested in addressing several questions related to functional modulation of chromatin remodelling factors and their implications under physiological and patho-physiological conditions. The findings of his research work are published in reputed international journals. He has been awarded with several prestigious national and international awards and fellowships.

Educational Qualifications 
Bundelkhand University, Jhansi
M.Sc. (Biochemistry)
Jiwaji University, Gwalior
Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi
Work Experience 
Associate Professor,
Department of Life Sciences,
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
I currently work here
Assistant Professor,
Department of Life Sciences,
Shiv Nadar University, Delhi-NCR
Postdoctoral fellow,
Department of Biochemistry and Molecular Genetics, School of Medicine,
University of Virginia, USA
Teaching & Research Interests: 

Epigenetics and Human Disease Laboratory

Our interest is in identification of the role of epigenetic factors in normal cell biology and the study of their implications in various pathological conditions. My laboratory focuses on the following areas-

1. Nuclear receptor biology: Examining the role of epigenetic factor TIP60 in modulation of nuclear receptor functions

2. Cancer Biology: Investigating the role of epigenetic regulators in prostate & hepatocellular carcinoma

3. Tissue repair and regeneration Biology: Exploring the role of Smed-TIP60 in tissue repair & regeneration phenomenon in planaria

4. Identification of novel targets for antimalarial therapy


Awarded 'Research Excellence Award-2021' during the Circle of Excellence award ceremony on the special occasion of 10th anniversary celebration of Shiv Nadar University, Delhi NCR.


INSA Medal for Young Scientist-2015 by Indian National Science Academy, New Delhi. INSA medal is considered to be highest recognition of promise, creativity and excellence in a young scientist.


Innovative Young Biotechnologist Award-2014 by the Department of Biotechnology (DBT), Ministry of Science & Technology, Government of India, New Delhi. IYBA award is given every year to outstanding young scientists in India to pursue innovative research in the frontier areas of biotechnology.


Prof. M.B. Mirza Award-2014 by Indian Society for Parasitology. This award is given for best research work carried out in India in the field of parasitology.


CDMRP US Army Postdoctoral fellowship Award, Goverment of USA


Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India ‘Senior Research Fellowship’


Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR), India ‘Junior Research Fellowship’


Awarded ‘Junior Research Fellowship’ from Indian Council for Medical research (ICMR), India


Qualified Graduate Aptitude Test in Engineering (Life Sciences)

Scholarly Activity

Journal Publications (accepted or published)

  1. Jaiswal B, Agarwal A and Gupta A* (2022) Lysine Acetyltransferases and Their Role in AR Signaling and Prostate Cancer. Frontiers in Endocrinology (accepted for publication) (*Corresponding author)
  2. Saxena H and Gupta A* (2022) P. falciparum PfRUVBL proteins binds at TARE region and var gene promoter located in subtelomeric region. Pathogens and Disease 80(1):ftac018. (*Corresponding author)
  3. Dubey S, Jaiswal B and Gupta A* (2022) TIP60 acts as a regulator of genes involved in filopodia formation and cell migration during wound healing. Journal of Biological Chemistry 298(7):102015. (*Corresponding author)
  4. Khurana J, Shrivastava A, Singh A and Gupta A* (2021) Exploring potential of Plasmodium RUVBL proteins as anti-malarial drug target. Journal of Biomolecular Structure and Dynamics DOI: 10.1080/07391102.2021.2011418 (*Corresponding author)
  5. Nayak A, Saxena H, Bathula C, Kumar T, Bhattacharjee S, Sen S and Gupta A* (2021) Diversity-oriented synthesis derived indole based spiro and fused small molecules kills artemisinin-resistant Plasmodium falciparum. Malaria Journal 20(1):100. (*Corresponding author)
  6. Sen U, Nayak A, Khurana J, Sharma D and Gupta A* (2020) Inhibition of PfMYST Histone Acetyltransferase Activity Blocks Plasmodium falciparum Growth and Survival. Antimicrob Agents Chemother 65(1):e00953-20. (*Corresponding author)
  7. Bakshi K, Mitra S, Sharma VK, Jayadev MSK, Sakai VG, Mukhopadhyay R, Gupta A* and Ghosh SK* (2020) Imidazolium-based ionic liquids cause mammalian cell death due to modulated structures and dynamics of cellular membrane. Biochim Biophys Acta Biomembrane 1862(2):183103 (* Corresponding author)
  8. Chalana A, Karri R, Das R, Kumar B, Rai RK, Saxena H, Gupta A, Banerjee M, Jha KK and Roy G (2019) Copper-Driven Deselenization: A Strategy for Selective Conversion of Copper Ion to Nanozyme and Its Implication for Copper-Related Disorders. ACS Appl Mater Interfaces 11(5):4766-4776
  9. Priti Kumari, Shraddha Dubey, Sneha Venkatachalapathy, Chintam Narayana, Ashish Gupta* and Ram Sagar* (2019) Synthesis of new triazole linked carbohybrids with ROS-mediated toxicity in breast cancer. New Journal of Chemistry 43: 18590 (* Corresponding author)
  10. Luthra T, Nayak AK, Bose S, Chakrabarti S, Gupta A*, Sen S* (2019) Indole based antimalarial compounds targeting the melatonin pathway: Their design, synthesis and biological evaluation. European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry 168:11-27 (*Corresponding author)
  11. Sen U, Saxena H, Khurana J, Nayak A and Gupta A* (2018) Plasmodium falciparum RUVBL3 protein: a novel DNA modifying enzyme and an interacting partner of essential HAT protein MYST. Scientific Reports 8(1):10917 (*Corresponding author)
  12. Bhattacharyaa G, Girib RP, Dubey, Mitra S, Priyadarshini R, Gupta A, Mukhopadhyay MK, Ghosha SK (2018) Structural changes in cellular membranes induced by ionic liquids: From model to bacterial membranes. Chemistry and Physics of Lipids 215: 1-10.
  13. Sharma R, Sharma B, Gupta A, Dhar SK (2018) Identification of a novel trafficking pathway exporting a replication protein, Orc2 to nucleus via classical secretory pathway in Plasmodium falciparum. Biochim Biophys Acta 1865(5):817-829.
  14. Priti Kumari, Chintam Narayana, Shraddha Dubey, Ashish Gupta* and Ram Sagar* (2018) Stereoselective synthesis of natural product inspired carbohydrate fused pyrano [3,2-c]quinolones as antiproliferative agents. Organic and Biomolecular Chemistry 16(12):2049-2059 (*Corresponding author)
  15. Jaiswal B and Gupta A* (2018) Modulation of nuclear receptor function by chromatin modifying factor TIP60. Endocrinology 159(5):2199-2215. (*Corresponding author)
  16. Bakshi K, Ranjitha B, Dubey S, Jagannadham J, Jaiswal B, Gupta A* (2017) Novel complex of HAT protein TIP60 and nuclear receptor PXR promotes cell migration and adhesion. Scientific Reports 7(1):3635. (*Corresponding author)
  17. Bhattacharya G, Giri RP, Saxena H, Agrawal VV, Gupta A, Mukhopadhyay MK, Ghosh SK (2017) X-ray Reflectivity Study of the Interaction of an Imidazolium-Based Ionic Liquid with a Soft Supported Lipid Membrane. Langmuir 33(5):1295-1304.
  18. Deshmukh AS, Agarwal M, Mehra P, Gupta A, Gupta N, Doerig CD and Dhar SK (2015) Regulation of Plasmodium falciparum Origin Recognition Complex subunit 1 (PfORC1) function through phosphorylation mediated by CDK-like kinase PK5. Molecular Microbiology 98(1):17-33.
  19. Jha S#, Gupta A#, Dar A and Dutta A (2013) RVBs are required for assembling a functional TIP60 complex. Molecular and Cellular Biology 33(6):1164-74. # Co first author
  20. Gupta A, Jha S, Engel D, Ornelles D and Dutta A (2013) Tip60 Degradation by Adenovirus Relieves Transcriptional Repression of Viral Transcriptional Activator EIA. Oncogene 32(42):5017-25.
  21. Deshmukh AS, Srivastava S, Hermann S, Gupta A, Mitra P, Gilberger TW and Dhar SK (2012) The role of N-terminus of Plasmodium falciparum ORC1 in telomeric localization and var gene silencing. Nucleic Acids Research 40: 5313–533.
  22. Gupta A, Mehra P, Deshmukh A, Dar A, Mitra P, Roy N., and Dhar S.K. (2009) Functional dissection of the catalytic carboxyl- terminal domain of origin recognition complex subunit1 (PfORC1) of the human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum. Eukaryotic Cell 8: 1341-1351.
  23. Gupta A, Mehra P, and Dhar S.K. (2008) Plasmodium falciparum origin recognition complex subunit 5: functional characterization and role in DNA replication foci formation. Molecular Microbiology 69: 646- 665. (Highlighted by Faculty of 1000)
  24. Prusty D, Mehra P, Srivastava S, Shivange A.V., Gupta A, Roy N, and Dhar, S.K. (2008) Nicotinamide inhibits Plasmodium falciparum Sir2 activity in vitro and parasite growth. FEMS Microbiology Letters 282: 266-72.
  25. Gupta A, Mehra P, Nitharwal R, Sharma A, Biswas AK and Dhar, S.K. (2006) Analogus expression pattern of Plasmodium falciparum replication initiation proteins PfMCM4 and PfORC1 during the asexual and sexual stages of intraerythrocytic developmental cycle. FEMS Microbiology Letters 261: 12-18.
  26. Mehra P, Biswas AK, Gupta A, Gaurinath S, Chitnis C and Dhar S.K. (2005) Expression and characterization of human malaria parasite Plasmodium falciparum origin recognition complex subunit1. Biochemical Biophysical Research Communication 337: 955-966.