Prof. Sudhir Gupta

Sudhir Gupta received his medical and doctorate degree from the King George's Medical College, Lucknow. He moved to the US in 1971. He served as a Teaching Faculty Fellow at the Tufts University School of Medicine, Boston, and a Visiting Fellow in Medicine at the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University, New York. He then joined Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center and Cornell University Medical College, New York (1974) and in record time rose to the rank of an Associate Professor of Medicine and Immunology. In 1982, he moved to the University of California, Irvine to become one of the youngest Professors of Medicine, and Chief of Immunology in the United States. He also served as Vice Chair of Medicine for Academic Affairs. Currently he is a Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Laboratory Medicine, and Microbiology & Molecular Genetics, and the Chief of the Division of Basic and Clinical Immunology at the University of California, Irvine. He also served as Professor of Neurology. He was also the Program Director of the Allergy and Immunology Training Program. Currently, he is the Director of the Jeffrey Modell Center for Primary Immunodeficiency and the Director of Programs in Primary Immunodeficiency and Aging, at the University of California, Irvine. He also serves as the Chairman of International Scientific and Medical Advisory Boards, & Director of Scientific Development, The Sass Foundation for Medical Research, New York. He is a Co-Founder, and Chairman, Board of Directors, Foundation for Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases, California.

Dr. Gupta is board certified in Clinical Immunology by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, and both in Allergy and Immunology, and Diagnostic Laboratory Immunology by the American Boards of Allergy and Immunology. He is a Fellow of number of scientific societies including Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada, Royal Society of Medicine, London, American College of Rheumatology and others. He has received numerous awards, including Arthur Manzel Award from the College of Physicians and Surgeons, Columbia University; Lifetime Achievement Award from the J.M. Foundation, New York, Outstanding Scientist Award in Medical Sciences by FIA, Most Distinguished Physician, and Researcher and Teacher Awards from the American Association of Physicians from India (AAPI). Dr. Gupta has been Visiting Professor at various universities around the globe and has delivered numerous Oration lectures. The Board of Regents of the American College of Physicians conferred upon Dr. Gupta its highest honor, the Mastership of the American College of Physicians (MACP). He is the first recipient of the prestigious Ranbaxy Science Foundation Award in Medical Sciences (outside India) for his contributions to the T cell biology in human aging. In 1986, Dr. Gupta along with his wife Abha was presented to Her Majesty the Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip at a special ceremony of the Royal Society of Medicine, London. He also served as a Scientific Advisor to the late Prime Minister Indira Gandhi.

Dr. Gupta has served on numerous important National and International committees, including Committees of the National Institutes of Health, Food and Drug Administration, and Advisory committee of the World Health Organization. Currently, he is serving on Aging System and Geriatric Study Section of the National Institute of aging, NIH. Dr. Gupta has served and serving as a member of the Editorial/Advisory Boards of more than thirty national and international scientific journals. He was the Founding Editor of the Journal of Clinical Immunology and served as its Editor-in-Chief for 3 decades (since 1980). He took retirement from the Editorship on January 2011 to devote his time and efforts to charitable work on Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases in India and the US. He has been Visiting Professor at various universities and academic institutions around the globe.

Dr. Sudhir Gupta is internationally known for his important contributions in the field of cellular and molecular immunology as it relates to autism, AIDS, cancer research, primary immunodeficiency diseases, and aging. Some of his landmark and original contributions have been published in high impact journals like Nature, Science, Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, USA, Journal of Experimental Medicine, Journal of Clinical Investigation, Journal of Immunology, New England Journal of Medicine, Blood, Aging Cell, Genes and Immunity, Nature Cardiovascular Medicine etc.

He has published more than 540 scientific papers, invited reviews, and book chapters. He has edited 26 books and Journal supplements in various areas of cellular, molecular and applied immunology, including, Immunology of Rheumatic Diseases, Immunology of Diabetes Mellitus, and Current Concepts in Primary Immunodeficiency Diseases. He has trained more than 65 physicians and scientist from all over the globe. Many of his trainees are now Professors, Chairman of the Departments, and Dean at major Medical Schools and Universities around the globe.

In recognition of his scientific contributions to the field of immunology and to the University of California, Irvine, the President of the University of California system has established an endowed chair in his name ¡°Sudhir Gupta Endowed Chair in Molecular Immunology¡±, first such chair in the US named after Indian American Physician Scientist.