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.
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)