About Us


Head of the Laboratory 

Vineet Gupta, PhD
Principal Investigator

I am a scientist, an inventor and an entrepreneur. My core belief is that we ought to help patients in our own lifetime by developing new scientific insights, therapeutics and diagnostics and by doing all we can to move them from the bench to the bedside. This generally means doing all the initial, high risk development and proof-of-concept work ourself.

I received my MS in Chemistry from IIT Delhi and my PhD in Chemistry from University of Rochester in Rochester, NY. My post-doctoral training in Biomedical Research and Structural Biology was at the Rockefeller University in New York City and at Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School.

I previously held faculty positions at the Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School and at Miller School of Medicine at University of Miami.

Contact: vineet_gupta@rush.edu

I am a co-founder of following biotech startups:

149 Bio, LLC

Adhaere Pharmaceuticals, Inc (acquired by Gossamer Bio, Inc)

Aquatrove Biosciences, Inc (acquired by Sasmar)

Visiting Scientists

Hafeez M. Faridi, PhD
Assistant Professor, Chicago State University

Postdoctoral Fellows

Xiaobo Li, MD, PhD
Disha Varma, PhD

Graduate Students

Veronica Villanueva

Viviana Jimenez

Ishwarya Venkatesh

Billy Nguyen

Ameera Shaw

Aditi Mishra

Research Scientists

Richard Helmuth

Lab Manager

Brenna Knott