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Ruby Gupta has a Masters & Ph.D. in Biochemistry from Banaras Hindu University, Varanasi. At PHFI, she is in-charge of the biochemistry laboratory wherein she is managing the operations, maintaining quality control and standardizing newer techniques. She has been working for multiple large scale epidemiological studies conducted in India to asses’ cardiovascular risk factors including population based transgenerational cohort, cross-sectional survey of ICMR to study the prevalence of coronary heart disease and its risk factors in NCR, a cohort-modelled, cardio-metabolic surveillance study, population based community surveys, a comprehensive prevention and management of diabetes program in India; for population based survey to estimate mean daily sodium/salt consumption to generate evidence based salt reduction strategy in India; for development of nutritional biomarker assays from dried blood spots; nutritional biomarker assessment for supplementation trial. She also oversees the biorepository facility at PHFI which has systematic storage of biological samples generated through these epidemiological studies.
She has an experience of twenty years, working in varied capacity both in the field as well at laboratory level and as a scientist wherein she has standardized and established many of the assays in the laboratory for different studies. She served as a national quality assurance coordinator for study funded by WHO and Ministry of Health & Family Welfare, GoI, establishing sentinel surveillance systems for Indian industrial population; as a quality assurance manager and biochemical coordinator for a multi-centric study, to study the impact of within country migration on risk of cardiovascular disease, funded by Welcome Trust; served as a biochemical coordinator for a study assessing the impact of risk reduction program on risk factor clustering in selected industrial population and a trial funded by HLL, studying effects of omega-3 & plant sterol supplementation on plasma lipids in Indian adults.
She has been recipient of CSIR-Junior & Senior Research Fellowships and qualified National Eligibility Test (NET).
Life member of Association of Clinical Biochemists of India.
Life member of Indian Society for Atherosclerosis Research.
Co-supervisor to Ph.D. student at Deakin University-PHFI.
Co-supervisor and advisor for Ph.D. student at Department of Biochemistry, All India Institute of Medical Sciences.
Advisor for Technical support to National Tobacco Testing Laboratories, India.
Scientific advisor to Fellow, Center for Environmental Health, PHFI.
Research Summary and Interests
Her major focus is on assessment of biomarkers for cardio-metabolic disorders, establishing micro quantitative assays for biomarkers using dried blood spots and assessment of environmental exposures.
Earlier, she has actively worked for biochemical assay development for their cost-effectiveness and usability in large epidemiological studies in low resource settings with special reference to dried blood spots. She has extensively standardized newer biochemical assays related to cardio-metabolic disorders, inflammatory and nutritional biomarkers.
Areas of Expertise
- Public Health Nutrition
- Non-Communicable Diseases(NCDs) and Injuries
- Environmental Health
Other Areas of Expertise
- PHFI Lab