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Chhitar M. Gupta

Chhitar M. Gupta

Former Director
Central Drug Research Institute, India
Tel: 522-261-0282
Fax: 522-262-3405


Gupta, graduated in medicinal chemistry from the Central Drug Research Institute (Lucknow, India with the degrees MSc and PhD. After serving as the director of Institute of Microbial Technology, Chandigarh, India for five years and director, Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow for over ten years, he is currently working as distinguished biotechnologist at the Central Drug Research Institute. His areas of specialization are membrane biochemistry/biophysics and medicinal chemistry[citation needed]. He has extensively contributed in the areas of drug targeting in parasitic diseases and membrane phospholipids transbilayer dynamics, and is currently working on elucidation of actin cytoskeletal network in Leishmania. These studies have resulted in publication of about 131 original research papers, 10 review articles, 5 book chapters and 6 patents. He has received several honors and awards and has served as a member of a number of important national and international committees. He is presently the DBT distinguished fellow at CDRI.


New Drug Design and Development, Immunomodulation, Liposomes as New Drug Delivery Systems, Phospholipid and C-Nucleoside Synthesis, Membrane Phospholipids Organization and Dynamics in Model Membrane Systems, Role of Cytoskeleton - Membrane Bilayer (or Cytosolic Protein) Associations in Regulating the Membrane Structure, Dynamics and Function, Characterization of Actin Network in Kinetoplastid Parasites, Especially Leishmania, and Promotion of Excellence in Science and Institution Building