Mrs Mukta Das Gupta

Master of Science in Microbiology, Doctor of Veterinary Medicine
PhD Scholar, ANU Medical School

Mukta Das Gupta is a PhD student Australian National University Medical School. She obtained her bachelor degree (Doctor of Veterinary Science) and Master of Science (MS) in Microbiology at Chittagong Veterinary and Animal Sciences University, Bangladesh. During her MS research, she investigated the prevalence and antimicrobial sensitivity pattern of Enterohemorrhagic E. coli in Black Bengal goat. She currently holds a position as an Assistant Professor in the Department of Microbiology and Veterinary Public Health at Faculty of Veterinary Medicine, CVASU, Bangladesh. Her research interests are in the area of microbial genomics and bioinformatics.

Mukta was awarded the Endeavour Postgraduate Scholarship, 2017 to undertake her PhD. Currently, she is working on her PhD research which focuses on the Comparative genomics of E. coli isolated from patients with IBD, under the supervision of Dr Claire O' Brien.

Research interests

Comparative Genomics of E. coli Isolated from Patients with Inflammatory Bowel Disease and Controls

Crohn’s disease (CD) and ulcerative colitis (UC) are the two major types of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD). Several lines of evidence implicate bacteria in the pathogenesis of inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), and Escherichia coli is one of the leading candidate triggers. We aimed to identify molecular properties of E. coli isolated in patients with Crohn’s Disease (CD) compared with Ulcerative colitis (UC) and healthy control, adults vs paediatric, and lymph node and aphthous ulcer isolates. This study will provide an insight into the potential role of E. coli in the pathogenesis of IBD