Taruna Madan Gupta

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Taruna Madan Gupta
Born New Delhi
Residence Mumbai
Nationality Indian Flag of India.svg
Fields Innate Immunology, Biological Sciences
Institutions National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health, NIRRH-ICMR
Alma mater Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology, Medical Research Council (UK)
Doctoral advisor Dr. P. Usha Sarma
Known for Aspergillosis and Innate Immunity
Notable awards CSIR Young Scientist Award & INSA Young Scientist Award

Taruna Madan Gupta (Hindi: तरुना मदान गुप्ता) (Taruna Gupta), born on May 14, 1968 at New Delhi, is working as Scientist “D”[1][2] at National Institute for Research in Reproductive Health (NIRRH), Mumbai, India. She has extensively worked on Aspergillosis[3] and lung surfactant proteins and now her research is more focussed on role of innate immunity in host-pathogen interactions.

Education and Personal Life[edit]

She is married to Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta Ph.D., Founder of PUNJ (Psoriasis Undone for New Joy www.thepunj.org), and the couple is happy parenting Urit Gupta (Student at Bombay Scottish School, Mahim). The accomplished happy family lives in Mumbai. Dr. Sanjeev Kumar Gupta is accomplished professional in the area of Quality Assurance and Regulatory Affairs of Medical & In Vitro Diagnostic Devices.

Professional Life[edit]

Publications and Patents[edit]

Taruna M. Gupta is a prolific author and has published more than 40 peer reviewed journal articles[5][6] where most of articles have covered the research over fungal aspergilosis and lung surfactant proteins. She has contributed with chapter writings to almost 15 books. She has up to half dozen patents[7][8][9] on her credit while many are in pipe line to get awarded.

Awards and Recognitions[edit]

  • Young Women Bioscientist award from Indian Science Congress Association (year 2004).
  • Council of Scientific and Industrial Research (CSIR) Young Scientist Award[10] (Category -Life Sciences) (Year 2003).
  • Indian National Science Academy (INSA) Young Scientist Medal Award (Category -Medical Sciences) (Year 1998).