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.  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. 


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

Research Interest

  • Adipocyte Development
  • Cell Differentiation
  • Obesity
  • Transcriptional Regulation


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Honors & Awards

  • The Hartwell Foundation
    2016 Individual Biomedical Research Award (2017)
  • Grossman Award for Excellence in Diabetes Research
  • Searle Scholar
  • NIH Mentor-based Career Development Award (K01)
  • Ruth L. Kirschstein National Research Service Award (NRSA)