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Meghna Gupta, Ph.D. (she/Her)

  • Assistant Professor of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry, School of Medicine


Meghna Gupta started as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Chemical Physiology and Biochemistry on February 1, 2024. Dr. Gupta specializes in biochemistry and structural analysis of membrane proteins using cryo-electron microscopy (cryo-EM). She expanded her research interest towards fatty-acid metabolism and cell biology of peroxisomes as a postdoctoral researcher at the University of California San Francisco (UCSF) through her K99/R00 pathway to independence award from the National Institute on Aging (NIA)/NIH.

The Gupta Lab broadly focuses on delineating the role of membrane proteins in human health and disease. One of her major projects is studying peroxisome biogenesis disorders and assessing the involvement of peroxisomes in metabolic, genetic, and age-related diseases. The program encompasses biochemistry, biophysics, and assay development for molecular characterization of macromolecules of interest. The lab will utilize the power of imaging at various scales including optical microscopy, cryo-EM, and cryo-electron tomography (cryo-ET) to correlate molecular events and their cellular and physiological context. 

Education and training

    • Ph.D., 2016, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • M.Sc., 2010, School of Life Sciences, Jawaharlal Nehru University
    • B.Sc., 2008, Hansraj College, University of Delhi
  • Fellowship

    • American Heart Association (AHA) postdoctoral fellowship
    • K99/R00 pathway to independence award

Areas of interest

  • Membrane proteins, Peroxisomes, Metabolism, Structural Biology