Chitar Mal GuptaDr. Chittar Mal Gupta
Central Drug Research Institute, India

Dr. Gupta graduated in Medicinal Chemistry from the Central Drug Research Institute, Lucknow, India (Agra University, Agra) and received his post doctoral training at MIT, Cambridge, MA, USA in Biological Chemistry.

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.

He has extensively contributed in the areas of drug targeting in parasitic diseases and membrane phospholipids transbilayer dynamics, and is currently working on the elucidation of the actin cytoskeletal network in Leishmania.

He has received several honors and awards and has served a number of important national and international committees.