Professor Sunetra Gupta

Professor of Theoretical Epidemiology

Oxford Martin Senior Alumni Fellow

Sunetra Gupta was a Principal Investigator in the Oxford Martin Programme on Vaccines, which was part of the Oxford Martin School from 2010-2015.

Professor Gupta's 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. She uses simple mathematical models to generate new hypotheses regarding the processes that determine the population structure of these pathogens. She works closely with laboratory and field scientists both to develop these hypotheses and to test them.