Ravindra Gupta

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Professor Ravindra "Ravi" Gupta is Professor of Clinical Microbiology and Wellcome Trust Senior Fellow in Clinical Science at The University of Cambridge and faculty at the Africa Health Research Institute in Durban, South Africa. He was formerly Professor at University College London (2016-2019) [1][2] He is head of the Gupta Lab and has been a Wellcome Trust Fellowship holder since 2007.[3] In March 2019 it was reported that Gupta had led a team demonstrating HIV remission in a HIV positive man with advanced Hodgkin's lymphoma following an 'unrelated' stem cell transplant, the so-called 'London Patient'.[4][5][6]

Gupta gained his undergraduate medical degree from Cambridge University in 1997 and then clinical degree from Oxford University in 2001, whilst completing a Master in Public Health at Harvard School of Public Health (1998-1999). He subsequently trained in infectious diseases in Oxford and The Hospital for Tropical Diseases (UCLH).

Gupta's research program centres on HIV, from basic science of how the virus interacts with human cells and the immune system, through to global studies on the emerging problem of drug resistant HIV.

He is married with three children

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  1. ^ "Professor Ravindra Gupta". Ucl.ac.uk. 28 June 2018. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  2. ^ "Ravi Gupta". Ahri.org. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  3. ^ "UCL - London's Global University". Ucl.ac.uk. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  4. ^ "UK man 'free' of HIV with new stem cells". Bbc.co.uk. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  5. ^ "London patient becomes second adult to be cleared of HIV". Theguardian.com. 5 March 2019. Retrieved 5 March 2019.
  6. ^ Mandavilli, Apoorva (4 March 2019). "H.I.V. Is Reported Cured in a Second Patient, a Milestone in the Global AIDS Epidemic". Nytimes.com. Retrieved 5 March 2019.