Prof. Nishith Gupta

Head & Professor
Department of Biological Sciences

Parasite-Host Interactions, Metabolism & Signaling, Optogenetics, Mechanobiology, Integrated Multi-Omics
Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani
Hyderabad Campus
Jawahar Nagar, Kapra Mandal
Dist.-Medchal-500 078
Telangana, India


Prof. Nishith Gupta founded the Intracellular Parasite Education And Research Labs (iPEARL) and the "One-Health Initiative" - Veterinary And Medical Parasite Infection Research Ensemble (VAMPIRE). These initiatives aim to nurture the next generation of scientists and leaders and enhance our understanding of parasitic infections in clinical and veterinary contexts.
Academic Career

2006–2017   Dr. Habil. (DSc), Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany

2003–2006   Postdoctoral Fellow, National Jewish Medical Research Center, Denver, USA

1999–2003   Dr. rer. nat. (PhD), University of Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

1997–1999   MSc (Biotechnology) Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi, India

1994–1997   BSc (Biology), Mahatma Jyotiba Phule Rohilkhand University, Bareilly, India

Society Memberships

Since 2015  Robert Koch Foundation, Germany

Since 2014  German Society of Parasitology (DGP), Germany

Since 2007  International Society of Infectious Diseases (ISID)

2012–2020  American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology, USA

2007–2023  European Society of Clinical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases (ESCMID)

2001–2022  Biochemical Society (FEBS constituent), United Kingdom

2000–2008  Society of Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (FEBS constituent), Germany