Speciality

Virology

Dr. Ekta Gupta  
Dr. Ekta Gupta
Additional Professor
 
Experience

Dr. Ekta Gupta did her MD Microbiology from KGMC Lucknow, Senior Residency from AIIMS, New Delhi and Senior Research Associate ship in Clinical Virology from AIIMS. She was granted Gold Medal for her MD. Did post MD research work in Dengue viruses for which “The best Scientist award for outstanding contribution in clinical research by Indian Council of Medical Research (ICMR)”was given. Major research interests are in Hepatitis Viruses, Transplant viruses and Dengue virus. Have more than 70 scientific publications in indexed National & International Journals and author of 11 chapters in books. She is the Nodal officer for Hepatitis Day which is celebrated annually on 4th December in the Institute, she is actively involved in organizing various social level screening and vaccination camps for HBV and HCV in general public. She is the course faculty for the WHO CC and  ECHO program  at the Institute. She is the member secretary of the Institute’s Ethics and Review board (IEC/IRB). She is an active member in many other Institutional committees and various other committees outside the Institute. She has to her credit several extramural research grants both at National and International level. She has been instrumental in initiation of a unique PDCC course in Hepato-virology at ILBS for MD Microbiology students. She is also a part of Technical resource person for developing the National Viral Hepatitis Control Program in India.

 

Qualification

MD : Microbiology K.G.M.C. Lucknow

MBBS : GSVM Medical College, Kanpur

Number of publications
83
Awards
  • Gold Medal for MD, ICMR Award for Best Scientist in Clinical Research
  • Faculty Lecture in IAMM DC Annual Conference MICROCON DC 2016 on ‘Antiviral susceptibility testing’ Nov 2016, New Delhi.
  • Faculty Lecture in MICROCON 2016 Annual conference of IAMM on ‘Significance of Viral load testing and genotyping in HBV & HCV infection’ in Dec, New Delhi. 
  • Presented Award category oral paper on “Early Cytomegalovirus infection in liver transplant recipients in high seropositive population: does pre-transplant CMV immunity have any role? in MICROCON 2016 Annual conference of IAMM,Nov 2016,PGIMER,Chandigarh.
  • Guest faculty lecture “Update on Chikungunya Virus diagnostics” in AMU. Oct 2016.
  • Faculty lecture on “Blood borne viruses and Health care workers” in World Trauma Conference, at JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi Aug 2016.
  • Presented paper at IMED 2016 in Vienna, Austria on “Point of care of testing in Molecular virology: evaluation of Genexpert for HCV viral load assay.” Nov 2016.
  • Course faculty and chairperson in oral paper session in “World Trauma Conference” at JPNATC, AIIMS, New Delhi Aug 2016.
  • Chairperson in Plenary paper session, poster judge and course Faculty in MICROCON annual conference of IAMM, Nov 2016, PGIMER,Chandigarh.
  • Organised 5 technician training workshops at ILBS on “Laboratory diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis” as WHO CC. Faculty lecture on “Laboratory diagnosis of Viral Hepatitis”.
  • Organised 3 screening camps for HBV & HCV testing at ILBS.
  • Faculty lecture on “Needle stick injury for health care workers” in ILBS ECHO program.
  • Faculty in ILBS ECHO first contact program cum conference, Dec 2016.
  • Nodal officer for Hepatitis day on 4th Dec 2016.
  • Editorial team of Annual Report ILBS for 2015.
  • Member ethical committee Jamia Milia Islamia University.
  • Member Stem cell and Ethics committee Indian spinal Injuries centre , New Delhi.
  • Member expert group on National committee on Injection safety and Health care workers.
  • Invited expert BER Committee at NACO,New Delhi. 
Expertise Area

Clinical Virology, Molecular Virology. Transplant Virology

Publications
  • Total number of publications                         :                                               83
  • Total Number of publications in 2018            :                                               10
  • Total No. of Projects (Extramural) in which the Faculty member is PI (Till date)     : 5 (2 completed and 3 ongoing):
  • Total Number of publications in 2017:                                                                  4
  • Total number of projects:                                                                                     5

Publications in indexed journals

  • Ekta Gupta , Pandey P, Pandey S, Sharma MK, Sarin SK. Role of hepatitis E virus antigen in confirming active viral replication in patients with acute viral hepatitis E infection.J Clin Virol. 2013 Oct;58(2):374-7

  • Ekta Gupta , Ballani N. State of the globe: hepatitis a virus - return of a water devil. J Glob Infect Dis. 2014 Apr;6(2):57-8.

  • Ekta Gupta , Bajpai M, Choudhary A. Hepatitis C virus: Screening, diagnosis, and interpretation of laboratory assays. Asian J Transfus Sci. 2014 Jan;8(1):19-25

  • Ekta Gupta, Vikram Bhatia, A Choudhary, A Rastogi, N Gupta.Epstein –Barr virus associated acute hepatitis with cross reacting antibodies in immunocompetent patients: report of two cases. JMV, 2013 Mar; 85(3):519-23.

  • Ekta Gupta, Meenu Bajpai , Praveen Sharma, Asha Shah, S K Sarin. Unsafe injection practices: a potential weapon for the outbreak of Blood borne viruses in community. Annals of Medical Research, 2012.

  • Ekta Gupta ,  Mohan S, Bajpai M, Choudhary A, Singh G. Circulation of Dengue virus- 1 (DENV-1) serotype in Delhi, during 2010-11 after Dengue virus-3 (DENV-3) predominance – a single center hospital based study. J Vector Borne Dis 49, June 2012.

  • Ekta  Gupta, A Kumar, A Choudhary, M Kumar, SK Sarin. Serum hepatitis B surface antigen levels correlate with high serum HBV DNA levels in patients with chronic hepatitis B: A cross-sectional study. Indian Journal of Medical Microbiology, (2012) 30(2): 150-4

  • Ekta Gupta, Madhu Vajpayee, Immaculata Xess, Pradeep Seth. Oral Candidosis in HIV -infected patients and its relation to CD4 counts: an adjunct clinical marker of HIV disease progression. Tropical Doctor (2006) 

  • Ekta Gupta, Lalit Dar, Sumit Singh, M Behari, S Broor. Role of CSF Serology In Follow-Up Of Sub-acute Sclerosing Pan-encephalitis Patients On Treatment. IJMM(2006),24;131-32.

  • Ekta Gupta, Lalit Dar, Shobha Broor. “Concurrent infection by 2 dengue virus serotypes among dengue patients. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2008 Oct-Dec;26(4):402-3.

  • Ekta Gupta, Lalit Dar, S Broor. Sero-prevalence of Rubella in pregnant females in Delhi, India. Indian Journal of Medical Research.(2006)June 123,833-35.

  • Ekta Gupta, Lalit Dar, Priyanka Narang, Vipul Kumar Srivastava, Shobha Broor Serodiagnosis Of Dengue At A Tertiary Care Hospital During An Outbreak In Delhi In 2003. Ind J Med Res (2005) 121; 36-38.

  • Ekta Gupta, Lalit Dar, Geetanjali Kapoor, Shobha Broor.The Changing     Epidemiology of Dengue in Delhi, India. Virol J. 2006 Nov 5;3:92.

  • Ekta Gupta, I Xess, A Das, V Kalra, SK Aggarwal, U Banerjee. Nocardiosis in Renal  Transplant Recipients: Early Recognition can reduce Post Transplant mortality. Accepted for publication in Nat J Inf Dis.

  • Ekta Gupta, Benu Dhawan, Molly Mary Thabah, Bimal Das, Seema Sood,Arti Kapil. Nocardial hydropneumothorax in an immunocompetent patient from India.  IJMR sept 2006124;363-64.

  • Ekta Gupta, Anita Chakravarti. Rotavirus diarrhea: continuing threat to developing nations. National medical journal of India.

  • Ekta Gupta, Anita Chakravarti. “Viral infections of the common biliary tract. Saudi J Gastroenterol. 2008 Jul;14(3):158-60.

  • Ekta Gupta, Anita Chakravarti,Urmilla Jhamb. Viral and Autoimmune etiological profile of chronic liver diseases in children in India. Indian journal of gastroenterology.

  • Ekta Gupta, A Gupta, SK Bhoi. Revised national tuberculosis control programme and the dots strategy → mini review dots or knots?  Knowing but not observing treatment short course? Nat J Inf Dis (2003) 2(2).

  • Ekta Gupta, Pandey P, A Kumar, M.K. Sharma, S K Sarin. Comparison between two chemiluminiscence assays for the quantitation of hepatitis B surface antigen in patients with chronic hepatitis infection. Accepted for publication in IJMM.

  • Choudhary,M.C., Mishra,G., Tripathi,R., Gupta,E., Singh,T.,Trehanpati,N., Kazim,S.N., Kumar,M.S. and  Sarin, S.K. Full length HCV nucleotide. complete genome. GenBank: JQ717260.1

  • Choudhary A,  Ekta Gupta , Kumar R, Sarin S K. Human Immunodeficiency Virus testing in a patient with Autoimmune Hepatitis: A Diagnostic Dilemma. Indian J Med microbiol 2012; 29: 264-5.

  • Behera B, Chaudhry R, Mohan A, Dar L, Premlatha M M, Gupta E, Goel A, Broor S, Aggarwal P. Co-infection due to Leptospira, Dengue and Hepatitis E: A diagnostic and therapeutic challenge. J Infect Dev Ctries. 2009 Nov 5;4(1):48-50

  • Bal CK, Bhatia V, Kumar S, Saini D, Khillan V, Ekta Gupta , Rathor N, Choudhury A, Kumar N, Daman R, Sarin SK. Influenza A/H1/N1/09 infection in patients with cirrhosis has a poor outcome: a case series. Indian J Gastroenterol. 2014 Mar;33(2):178-82.

  • Bajpai M, Ekta Gupta .Transfusion-transmitted hepatitis E: Is screening warranted. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2011. Vol.29 (4).353-58. 

  • Amit Gupta, Ekta Gupta. Challenges in Organizing Trauma Care Systems in   India. Indian J Community Med. 2009 Jan; 34(1):75-6.

  • A Tandon, A Singh, Ekta Atrishi, SK Saxena, A Mathur. Alteration in plasma glucose levels in Japanese encephalitis patients. Int. J Exp. Path (2002) 83; 39-46.

  • Shweta Kaushik, Madhu Vajpayee, V. Srinivas , Ekta Gupta, N Wig. Effect of antiretroviral treatment and antitubercular treatment on CD4 count among HIV-1 infected Indian population. AIDS Care.

  • Mohammad Tahir, Ekta Gupta, Sueba Salmani, M V Padma, M B Singh, L Dar, S   Broor and S K Sharma. Dengue fever with papilledema: a case of dengue-3 virus infection in central nervous system:Journal of clinical virology (2006)37;65-67.

  • Lalit Dar, Ekta Gupta, Priyanka Narang, Shobha Broor. Co-circulation of Dengue Serotypes, Delhi, India. Emerging Infectious Diseases (2006) Vol12,No.2; 352-53.

  • Ekta Gupta,Preena Bhalla,Nita Khurana,Tejinder Singh. Histopathology for diagnosis of infectious diseases. Indian J Med Microbiol. 2009 Apr-Jun;27(2):100-6. 

  • Ekta Gupta, Seema Sood, Benu Dhawan, Bimal Das, Arti Kapil. Emerging resistance to carbapenems: experience of a tertiary care hospital in north India. Indian Journal of Medical Research.(2006)July,124;95-98.

  • Ekta Gupta, Seema Sood, Amit Gupta, M Srinivas, Bimal K Das, Arti Kapil. Group A - streptococcus in urine – a new Uro-pathogen? Indian  Journal of Pediatrics.

  • Damania P, Sen B, Dar SB, Kumar S, Kumari A, Ekta Gupta , Sarin SK, Venugopal SK. Hepatitis B virus induces cell proliferation via HBx-induced microRNA-21 in hepatocellular carcinoma by targeting programmed cell death protein4 (PDCD4) and phosphatase and tensin homologue (PTEN). PLoS One. 2014 Mar 14;9(3

  • Meenu Bajpai, Ravinder Kaur, Ekta Gupta. Automation in  immunohematology. Asian J Transfus Sci. 2012;6:140-4.

  • Manoj Kumar, Archana Rastogi, Tarandeep Singh, Chhagan Bihari, Ekta Gupta, Praveen Sharma, Hitendra Garg, Ramesh Kumar,Vikram Bhatia, Pankaj Tyagi, Shiv K. Sarin. Analysis of discordance between transient elastography and liver biopsy for assessing liver fibrosis in chronic hepatitis B virus infection. Hepatology International. 2012.

Chapters in Books

  • Co-author in a chapter in the Textbook entitled Essentials of Surgery. Chapter 22: Microbiology for the Surgeon. Pp 356-378 Eds. Dr. Sunil Chumber (June 2004) ISBN: 81-8061-345-3, Jaypee Brothers Publications, Darya Ganj, New Delhi.

  • Author of a chapter in the Textbook entitled Principles of Emergency Medicine. Chapter 57: Essential Microbiological Principles. Pp 572-583 Eds. Sanjeev Bhoi et al. (October 2004) ISBN: 81-8191-087-7, Paras Publishers, Hyderabad.

 Chapters under print

  • Author of Four Chapters in the Textbook entitled Essentials of Emergency Department Procedures. Chapters are i. Collection of samples in Emergency; ii. Sterilization, Disinfection and Bio-medical Waste Disposal in Emergency; iii. Wound Care Products including Antiseptic Solutions; iv. General Principles of Asepsis in Emergency Department. Eds. A Gupta and S Verma Under Publication. Paras Publications, Hyderabad.

  • Author of Chapter in Book “Vaccine :Jenner to future”Publishers:Elsevers on Hepatitis vaccines.

  • Co-author of chapter  : Rotavirus Diarrhoea: Indian perspectives. (In press, Book of Gastroenterology, by Paragon Press 2008)

  • Author of chapter in Book “Rational Use of Antimicrobial Agents – An Indian Perspective” under the aegis of National Body of Indian Medical Association (IMA).entitled “ Antiviral therapy for Viruses Other Than Human Immunodeficiency Virus”.

Reviews

    

Diseases

Clinical Virology, Molecular Virology. Transplant Virology

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