Dr. Prasoon Kumar Gupta

Natural Product Chemistry Division
CSIR - Indian Institute of Integrative Medicine,Canal Road, Jammu – 180001
Email: guptap[at]iiim[dot]ac[dot]in

Positions Held  
Position Held Date Organization
Sr.Scientist 2013 - Present CSIR-IIIM

Research Area

Terrestrial and Marine Natural Product Chemistry, Metabolic Fingerprinting (LC-MS, HPTLC), Development of High-throughput Methods to Identify Biological Active Molecules, NMR, Structural Elucidation, and Medicinal Chemistry

  • Bioactivity guided identification, isolation and structure elucidation of natural products from terrestrial and marine source.

  • Development of high throughput methods for biological screening and identification of natural products to accelerate drug discovery research

  • Optimization of extraction and purification techniques.

  • Development of NMR and LC-MS methods for identification of novel natural products.

  • Synthesis and chemical modification of biologically active secondary metabolites to study structure activity relationship (SAR) for lead optimization.

  • Biomedical interest includes anti-cancer, anti-viral, anti-microbial, PTPase 1B inhibitors and neurodegenerative disease.

  • Discovery of small molecule natural product as stem cell modulator

  • Gupta, P.; Sharma, U.; Gupta, P. K.; Sripurapu, K. B.; Maurya, R. Evolvosides C-E, Flavonol-4'-O-triglycosides from Evolvulus alsinoides and their anti-stress activity. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry(2013), 21, 1116-1122.

  • Ahmad, A.; Rasheed, N.; Gupta P.; Ahmad, G. M.; Singh, S.; Chand, K.; Maurya, R.; Palit, G. Novel Ocimum sanctum compounds modulate stress response: role of CRF, POMC, GR and HSP-70 in the hypothalamus  and pituitary  of rate. Medicinal Plants (2013), 1-8.

  • Gupta, P.; Sharma, U.; Schulz, T.; Sherrer, E.; McLean, A.; Robins, A.; West, L. Bicyclic C21 terpenoids from the marine sponge Clathria compressa.Journal of Natural Products (2012), 75(6), 1223-1227.

  • Gupta, P.; Sharma, U.; Gupta, P. K.; Maurya, R. A novel protein tyrosine phosphatase 1B inhibitor from the Tinospora sinensis. Chronicles of Young Scientists (2012), 3, 199-203.

  • Meginley, R. J.; Gupta, Prasoon; Schultz, T.; Mclean, A.; Robins, A.; West, L. M. Briareolate Esters from the Gorgonian Briareum asbestinum. Marine Drugs (2012), 10, 1662-1670.

  • Gupta, P.; Sharma, U.; Schulz, T.; Sherrer, E.; McLean, A.; Robins, A.; West, L. Bioactive diterpenoid containing a reversible “Spring-Loaded” (E,Z)-dieneone Michael acceptor. Organic Letters (2011), 13, 3920-3923.

  • Maurya, R.; Gupta, P.; Chand, K.; Dixit, P.; Singh, N.; Dube, A. Constituents of Tinospora sinensis and their antileishmanial activity against             Leishmania donovani. Natural Product Research (2009), 23(12), 1134-1143.

  • Gupta, P.; Yadav, D. K.; Siripurapu, K. B.; Palit, G.; Maurya, R. Constituents of Ocimum sanctum with anti-stress activity. Journal of Natural Products 2007, 70(9), 1410-1416.

  • Singh, G.; Gupta, P.; Rawat, P.; Puri, A.; Bhatia, G.; Maurya, R.Antidyslipidemic activity of polyprenol from Coccinia grandis in high-fat diet fed hamster model. Phytomedicine(2007), 14 (12), 792-798.           

  • Gupta, P.;  Akanksha; Siripurapu, K. B.; Ahmad, A.; Palit, G.; Arora, A.; Maurya, R. Anti-stress constituents of Evolvulus alsinoides: an Ayurvedic crude drug. Chemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin (2007), 55 (5), 771-775.

  • Sathiamoorthy, B.; Gupta, P.; Kumar, M.; Chaturvedi, A. K.; Shukla, P. K.; Maurya, R. New antifungal flavonoid glycoside from Vitex negundo. Bioorganic and Medicinal Chemistry Letters(2007), 17, 239-242.


  • Maurya, R.; Gupta, Prasoon; Gupta, C. M. “Bio-diversity for Health” In: Perspective on Biodiversity- A Vision for Megadiverse Countries, Edited by D. D. Verma, S. Arora and  R. K. Rai. Published by Ministry of Environment and Forest, Government of India, 2006, pp. 294-335.