Dr. Ekta Gupta

Dr. Ekta Gupta

Additional Professor


Dr. Ekta Gupta did her MD Microbiology from KGMC Lucknow , Senior Residency from All India Institute of Medical Sciences (AIIMS) as well as Senior Research Associateship 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 (HBV, HCV, and HEV), Transplant viruses and Dengue virus. Have more than 40 scientific publications in indexed National & International Journals and author of 7 chapters in books. She is the Nodal officer for Integrated counseling and testing center for HIV at the Institute through Delhi State AIDS control society. Despite being 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, HCV & HIV in general public. Not only she is an active member of various institutional committees but also an executive member of Indian Association of Medical Microbiologist association and various other committees outside the Institute.


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

MBBS : GSVM Medical College, Kanpur

Number of publications



Gold Medal for MD, ICMR Award for Best Scientist in Clinical Research

Expertise Area

Clinical Virology, Molecular Virology. Transplant Virology


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”.


Clinical Virology, Molecular Virology. Transplant Virology