In 2009 the minister John Milloy (Ministry of Research and Innovation) announced the recipients of Ontario Early Researcher Award (ERA) in a ceremony held at McMaster University on August 17, 2009.
Photo and video of the acceptance speech can be found here.
Summary of research
Molecular Genetic Study of the Development of Reproductive System
Dr. Gupta’s laboratory is conducting research on the reproductive system of worms (nematodes) including Caenorhabditis elegans and Caenorhabditis briggsae. This work will help us understand how genes function and interact with each other throughout the amazing series of events that take place from the time an egg is fertilized until it develops into an adult human. The alteration of any interactions in the gene networks that control these events could cause diseases, including cancer. Dr. Gupta’s findings will reveal the basis of such diseases, leading to improved diagnosis and treatments.