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Sunetra Gupta is Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology in the Department of Zoology at the University of Oxford, and a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellow. She holds a bachelor's degree from Princeton University and a Ph.D. from the University of London. She has been awarded the Scientific Medal of the Zoological Society of London, the Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, and currently holds a Royal Society Wolfson Research Fellowship and an ERC Senior Investigator Award.

Area of specialization
Evolutionary ecology of infectious disease systems

Research interests
My main area of interest is the evolution of diversity in pathogens, with particular reference to the infectious disease agents that are responsible for malaria, influenza and bacterial meningitis. I am also interested in the evolution of host diversity under selection from infectious disease, with an emphasis on hemoglobin disorders that protect against malaria and the MHC.


Distinctions and Awards
ERC Advanced Research Fellowship, 2010
Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award, 2010
Royal Society Rosalind Franklin Award, 2009
Zoological Society of London Scientific Medal, 2008
Wellcome Trust Senior Fellowship in Biodiversity, 1995
Junior Research Fellowship, Merton College, 1993
Wellcome Trust Training Fellowship in Biomathematics, 1992