Sunetra Gupta (born 15 March 1965) is a novelist, and Professor of Theoretical  Epidemiology at the University of Oxford with an interest in infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, HIV, influenza and bacterial meningitis.      She is a recipient of the  Sahitya Akademi Award.
Education and early life
Gupta was born in
Calcutta, India to Dhruba and Minati Gupta. She trained in biology, holding a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from  Imperial College London.
Career and research
Gupta is currently
University of Oxford. She sits on the European Advisory Board of Princeton University Press.
Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology in the Department of Zoology at the
She has been awarded the Scientific Medal by the
Zoological Society of London and the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award for her scientific research.
Gupta's portrait was on display during the prestigious
Royal Society's Summer Science Exhibition along with leading female scientist such as Madame Curie in July 2013.
Gupta wrote her first works of fiction in Bengali. She was the translator of the poetry of
Rabindranath Tagore. She has published several novels in English. In October 2012 her fifth novel, So Good in Black was longlisted for the DSC Prize for South Asian Literature.
Her novels have been awarded the
Sahitya Akademi Award, the Southern Arts Literature Prize, shortlisted for the Crossword Award, and longlisted for the Orange Prize. Her novels include:
. Penguin Books India, New Delhi 1992, Memories of Rain ISBN 978-0-14-016907-2.
The Glassblower's Breath (1993)
Moonlight into Marzipan (1995)
A Sin of Colour (1999) So Good in Black (2009)
"Sunetra Gupta". . 25 September 2012. The Life Scientific BBC Radio 4 . Retrieved . 18 January 2014
"Weekend Birthdays", , p. 51, 15 March 2014 The Guardian
Recker, M.; Pybus, O. G.; Nee, S.; Gupta, S. (2007). "The generation of influenza outbreaks by a network of host immune responses against a limited set of antigenic types". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 104 (18): 7711–7716. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0702154104. PMC . 1855915 PMID 17460037.
Recker, M.; Nee, S.; Bull, P. C.; Kinyanjui, S.; Marsh, K.; Newbold, C.; Gupta, S. (2004). "Transient cross-reactive immune responses can orchestrate antigenic variation in malaria". Nature. 429 (6991): 555–558. doi: 10.1038/nature02486. PMID 15175751.
Gupta, S.; Snow, R. W.; Donnelly, C. A.; Marsh, K.; Newbold, C. (1999). "Immunity to non-cerebral severe malaria is acquired after one or two infections". Nature Medicine. 5 (3): 340–343. doi: 10.1038/6560. PMID 10086393.
Ferguson, N.; Anderson, R.; Gupta, S. (1999). "The effect of antibody-dependent enhancement on the transmission dynamics and persistence of multiple-strain pathogens". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 96 (2): 790. doi: 10.1073/pnas.96.2.790. PMC . 15215
Buckee, C. O.; Jolley, K. A.; Recker, M.; Penman, B.; Kriz, P.; Gupta, S.; Maiden, M. C. J. (2008). "Role of selection in the emergence of lineages and the evolution of virulence in Neisseria meningitidis". Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. 105 (39): 15082. doi: 10.1073/pnas.0712019105. PMC . 2553036 PMID 18815379.
[www.bbc.co.uk] Sunetra Gupta on the Life Scientific
Gupta, Sunetra (1992). (PhD thesis). Imperial College London. Heterogeneity and the transmission dynamics of infectious diseases EThOS uk.bl.ethos.309107.
Princeton University Press, European Advisory Board Archived 2011-06-08 at the Wayback Machine
"Indian woman scientist's portrait to be exhibited in Britain". The Times of India . Retrieved . 1 September 2013
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