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Kuldeepkumar Gupta, PhD

Associate Research Scientist

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Kuldeepkumar Gupta, PhD


Kuldeep obtained his B.Sc. in Biotechnology from University of Mumbai, India in 2008. Subsequently, he joined Indian Institute of Science (IISc), Bangalore, India for an Integrated Masters and Ph.D. program in the Division of Biological Sciences. In IISc, he worked with Prof. Dipankar Chatterji at the Molecular Biophysics Unit. During his doctoral studies, he studied the regulation of biofilm formation, antibiotic resistance, cell shape and cell division by nucleotide second messengers (p)ppGpp and c-di-GMP in Mycobacterium smegmatis. He is intrigued by the phenotypic heterogeneity exhibited by bacteria, which is an underlying cause of antibiotic resistance. In the Rego lab, he is exploring the mechanisms governing bacterial phenotypic heterogeneity, using mycobacteria as the model system.

Education & Training

  • PhD
    Indian Institute of Science (2016)