Nitin Gupta

PhD (University of California San Diego)

Associate Professor, Department of Biological Sciences and Bioengineering (BSBE)

Systems neuroscience, olfaction, computational biology.

Research Interest



  • PhD program in Bioinformatics & systems biology, University of California San Diego, 2009.
    Thesis Title: Computational and Comparative Proteogenomics: Annotating Genomes and Proteomes using Tandem Mass Spectrometry
    Thesis Supervisor: Pavel Pevzner
  • B.Tech., Computer Science & Engineering, IIT Kanpur, 2004.



  • Computational Biology, Neuroscience

  • Gupta N, Stopfer M (2014). A temporal channel for information in sparse sensory coding. Current Biology.

  • Gupta N, Stopfer M (2012). Functional analysis of a higher olfactory center, the lateral horn. Journal of Neuroscience 32:8138–8148.

  • Gupta N, Aron AR (2011). Urges for food and money spill over into motor system excitability before action is taken. European Journal of Neuroscience 33:183–188.

  • Gupta N, Pevzner PA (2009). False discovery rates of protein identifications: a strike against the two-peptide rule. Journal of Proteome Research 8:4173–4181

  • Gupta N, Benhamida J, Bhargava V, Goodman D, Kain E, Kerman I, Nguyen N, Ollikainen N, Rodriguez J, Wang J, Lipton MS, Romine M, Bafna V, Smith RD, Pevzner PA (2008). Comparative proteogenomics: combining mass spectrometry and comparative genomics to analyze multiple genomes. Genome Research 18:1133–1142.

  • 2010-2014: Post-doc at the National Institutes of Health, USA.

  • 2014-Present: Assistant Professor, BSBE, IIT Kanpur.

  • NIH Fellows Award for Research Excellence, 2013

  • Gordon Fellowship Medal and Graduate Engineering Leadership Award, awarded by UCSD Jacobs School of Engineering, 2009

  • Diane Lin Prize, awarded by the University of California and the Friends of the International Center Society, 2009

  • Ratan Swarup Memorial Award for "the best all-round performance amongst all Bachelor of Technology and Master of Science (Integrated) students", at IIT Kanpur Convocation, 2004

  • National Talent Search Scholarship awarded by the Government of India, 1998

Department of BSBE, IIT Kanpur
IIT Kanpur,
Kanpur 208016

Office Phone: 0512-259-4384 (O)

Email: guptan[AT]

  • neuroscience, olfaction, brain, neurophysiology, bioinformatics, proteomics, computational biology


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