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 and is now currently an Associate Professor with Tenure. The Gupta laboratory focuses on the molecular and developmental mechanisms controlling adipose tissue development and expansion in obesity.
- To understand the contribution of health vs. unhealthy adipose tissue remodeling to the development of metabolic disease
- To appreciate the functional heterogeneity of adipose progenitor cells and their contribution to adipose tissue expansion and remodeling in obesity