Dr. Raeesa Gupte is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Kansas Medical Center where she studies the effects of age and sex in preclinical rodent models of traumatic brain injury for effective drug development. Dr. Gupte received her Ph.D. in Pharmacology from the University of Iowa. She also holds a B.Pharm degree from India and an M.S. in Cellular and Molecular Biology from the University of Missouri Kansas City. Dr. Gupte’s work on the modulation of voltage-gated potassium ion channels and its effects on neuronal survival and excitability has been published in several high-impact peer-reviewed journals. She regularly presents her research at reputed national and international conferences. Dr. Gupte is adept at various state-of-the-art scientific techniques including in vivo magnetic resonance imaging and spectroscopy, patch clamp electrophysiology, and flow cytometry among others. She has served as a freelance editor with Cactus Communications, reviewed scientific articles for peer-reviewed journals and received research funding from the National Institutes of Health.
Raeesa Gupte Research Interests are Traumatic brain injury; Neurodegeneration; Neuroprotection; Neuropharmacology; Ion channels; Neuronal excitability; Mitochondrial dysfunction in CNS; Sex differences in CNS; Neuroinflammation; HIV-associated neurological disorders; G-protein coupled receptors; Cell signaling; Drug discovery in CNS.