Rana Gupta, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor

Department: Internal Medicine

Graduate Programs: Genetics and Development, Integrative Biology


Dr. Gupta received both his B.A. in Biochemistry and Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Pennsylvania.  His doctoral work focused on the transcriptional mechanisms controlling the function and expansion of pancreatic beta cells.  He then moved to the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute in Boston, MA where he trained as a postdoctoral fellow studying the transcriptional mechanisms governing adipocyte specification and differentiation.  Drawn by the strong emphasis placed on adipose biology and molecular metabolism at UTSW, Dr. Gupta joined the Touchstone Diabetes Center in 2012. The Gupta laboratory focuses on the molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling adipose tissue development and expansion in obesity. 


Undergraduate University of Pennsylvania (2001), Biochemistry
Graduate School University of Pennsylvania (2006), Pharmacology

Research Interests

  • Adipocyte Development
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Obesity
  • Transcriptional Regulation


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  • Searle Scholar
  • NIH Mentor-based Career Development Award (K01)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)