Dr. Nidhi Gupta

Assistant Professor
Pharmaceutical Chemistry

Professional Biography

Nidhi Gupta is an expert in the area of Pharmaceutical Chemistry with a background in the natural product chemistry. For nearly three years, she taught subjects in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at various well-known colleges and universities such Guru Gobind Singh College of Pharmacy, Yamunanagar.

Prior to taking up the current role in 2018, Nidhi Gupta served as Senior Research Fellow (Medicinal Chemistry) at CSIR-IIIM, and Research Scholar (Pharmaceutical Analysis) at CSIR-IHBT, Palampur.

Nidhi Gupta holds a Ph.D. from the Guru Nanak Dev University, Amritsar; MS (Pharm) from the NIPER, Kolkata; B.Pharmacy from Kurukshetra University.

Publications (from 2015)

Scholarly Journals
‘Synthesis and biological evaluation of novel bavachinin analogs as anticancer agents’, European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 145, pp. 511-523 (Gupta, N., Qayum, A., Raina, A., Shankar, R., Gairola, S., Singh, S., Sangwan, P.L., 2019).

‘Synthesis of novel Mannich derivatives of bakuchiol as apoptotic inducer through caspase activation and PARP-1 cleavage in A549 cells’, Chemistry Select, 18/2, pp. 5196-5201 (Gupta, N., Sharma, S., Raina, A., Malik, F.A., Bhushan, S., Sangwan, P.L., 2017).

‘Synthesis of novel benzylidene analogues of betulinic acid as potent cytotoxic agents,’European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 135, pp. 517-530. (Gupta, N., Rath, S. K., Singh, J., Qayum, A., Singh, S., Sangwan, P.L., 2017).

‘A convergent synthesis of novel alkyne-azidecycloaddition congeners of betulinic acid as potent cytotoxic agent’, Steroids, 123, pp. 1-12. (Dangroo, N. A., Singh, J., Rath, S.K., Gupta, N. Qayum, A., Singh S., Sangwan, P.L., 2017).

‘T- and B-Cell immunosuppressive activity of novel α-santonin analogs with humoral and cellular immune response in Balb/c mice’ Medicinal Chemistry Communication, 8/1, pp. 211-219 (Dangroo, N. A., Singh, J., Gupta, N., Singh, S., Kaul, A., Khuroo, M.A., Sangwan, P.L., 2017).

‘Synthesis and anti-proliferative evaluation of novel 3,4-dihydro-2H-1,3-oxazine derivatives of bakuchiol’, RSC Advances, 108/6, pp.106150-106159 (Gupta, N., Sharma, S., Raina, A., Dangroo, N. A.  Bhushan, S., Sangwan, P.L., 2016).

‘Synthesis of α-santonin derived acetyl santonous acid triazole derivatives and their bioevaluation for T and B-cell proliferation’ European Journal of Medicinal Chemistry, 120, pp. 160-169. (Dangroo, N.A., Singh, J., Dar, A.A., Gupta, N. Chinthakindi, P.K., Kaul A., Khuroo, M.A., Sangwan, P.L., 2016).

Scholarly Conference Proceedings
‘Role of Nutraceuticals in healthcare’, 2nd National Conference On Recent Advancements and Challenges in Healthcare, G.D. Goenka University, Gurugram, India. (Gupta, N., 16 March 2019).

‘Anticancer secondary metabolites from A. cadamba,’ Ist National Conference on Recent Advancements and Challenges in Healthcare, G.D. Goenka University, Gurugram, India. (Gupta, N., 18 March 2018).

‘Anticancer secondary metabolites from Aspergillus sp.,’ 6th International Symposium on Current Trends in Drug Discovery and Research, CSIR-CDRI, Lucknow, India. (Gupta, N., 25-28 February 2016).

Current Research

Nidhi Gupta’s current research interests are focused on the anticancer drug development through isolation, characterization and structural modification of bioactive natural products from plants as well as microbial sources. Isolation and purification of natural products done by using various chromatographic techniques (column, TLC and HPLC) and structural elucidation by spectroscopic techniques (1D &2D NMR, HRMS, UV and IR) are also her area of research interest.