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Meghana B. Gupta
Patent Agent
Webb Law | Meghana B. Gupta
Webb Law | Meghana B. Gupta


Meghana is a patent agent with an extensive background in life sciences.  She has a Bachelor's of Art degree in Genetics from Rutgers University, where she completed an Honors research thesis on breast cancer genetics.  Subsequently, Meghana gained research experience at Sanofi-Aventis as well as the National Cancer Institute, where she received a post-baccalaureate training grant to conduct lung cancer research.  Following her time at the NIH-NCI, Meghana pursued and received a Ph.D. in Molecular Pharmacology from Case Western Reserve University.  Throughout her endeavors, gaining an extensive and wide-ranging background in wet lab research, she has achieved a strong multi-disciplinary education in Genetics, Pharmacology, Biochemistry, and Molecular and Cellular Biology.


Registered Patent Agent, U.S. Patent and Trademark Office


Case Western Reserve University, Cleveland, OH, 2013 Ph.D. Pharmacology
Thesis title: Regulation of Dbl Family Guanine Nucleotide Exchange Factors
Recipient of Pharmacology NIH Pre-Doctoral Training Grant

Rutgers University, New Brunswick, NJ, 2007 B.A.
Major: Genetics
Major: Evolutionary Anthropology
Recipient of Aresty Research Fellowship
Completion of Honors Thesis Project

Past Employment Positions

Case Western Reserve University, Post-Doctoral Scientist, 2014
Case Western Reserve University, Graduate Student, 2008-2013
National Cancer Institute (NIH), Post-Baccalaureate Researcher, 2007-2008
Sanofi-Aventis, Summer Intern in Pharmacology Department, 2007

Recent Publications: 

Gupta, M., Qi, X., Thakur, V., and Manor, D. “Tyrosine phosphorylation of Dbl regulates GTPase signaling.” Journal of Biological Chemistry (2014)

Gupta, M., Kamynina, E., Morley, S., Chung, S., Muakkassa, N., Wang, H., Brathwaite, S., Sharma, G., and Manor, D. “Plekhg4 is a novel Dbl-family guanine nucleotide exchange factor for Rho-family GTPases.” Journal of Biological Chemistry (2013)

Calvert, RJ., Gupta, M., Maciag, A., Shiao, YH., and Anderson, LM. “K-ras 4A and 4B mRNA levels correlate with superoxide in lung adenocarcinoma cells, while at the protein level, only mutant K-ras 4A protein correlates with superoxide.” Lung Cancer (2013)