Biplab Dasgupta, PhD, MS

Member, Division of Oncology

Academic Affiliations

Associate Professor, UC Department of Pediatrics

Phone 513-803-1370

Fax 513-636-3549


Metabolism; cancer; development

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Biplab Dasgupta, PhD, MS, completed his doctorate in molecular biology and immunology at the Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta, and a postdoctoral fellowship at Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis. Dr. Dasgupta came to Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center in August 2009 as an assistant professor of pediatrics within the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. He is interested in understanding how neural cell / stem cell metabolic and energy status is linked to cell cycle, lineage commitment, differentiation and tumorigenesis. His other interests include genetic, developmental, post-translational, tissue- and stimuli–specific regulation of the subunits that constitute the AMP kinase complex.

PhD: Indian Institute of Chemical Biology, Calcutta, 2003.

Postdoctoral Fellowship: Washington University School of Medicine, Saint Louis.

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Anderson J, Muraleedharan R, Oatman N, Klotter A, Sengupta S, Waclaw RR, Drissi R, Miles L, Raabe EH, Fouladi M, Chow L, Hoffman L, DeWire M, Dasgupta B. The Transcription factor Olig2 is important for the biology of Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Gliomas. Neuro-Oncology. 2016.

Dasgupta B, Chhipa RR. Evolving lessons on the Complex Role of AMPK in Normal Physiology and Cancer. Trends Pharmacol Sci. 2016 Mar;37(3):192-206.

Kim SH, Ezhilarasan R, Phillips E, Gallego-Perez D, Sparks A, Taylor D, Ladner K, Furuta T, Sabit H, Chhipa R, Cho JH, Mohyeldin A, Beck S, Kurozumi K, Kuroiwa T, Iwata R, Asai A, Kim J, Sulman EP, Cheng SY, Lee LJ, Nakada M, Guttridge D, Dasgupta B, Goidts V, Bhat KP, Nakano I. Serine/Threonine Kinase MLK4 Determines Mesenchymal Identity in Glioma Stem Cells in an NF-κB-dependent Manner. Cancer Cell. 2016;29:201-13.

Cheng P, Wang J, Waghmare I, Sartini S, Coviello V, Zhang Z, Kim SH, Mohyeldin A, Pavlyukov MS, Minata M, Valentim CL, Chhipa RR, Bhat KP, Dasgupta B, La Motta C, Kango-Singh M, Nakano I. FOXD1-ALDH1A3 signaling is a determinant for the self-renewal and tumorigenicity of mesenchymal glioma stem cells. Cancer Res. 2016 Dec 15;76(24):7219-7230.

Pooya S, Liu X, Kumar VB, Anderson J, Imai F, Zhang W, Ciraolo G, Ratner N, Setchell KD, Yoshida Y, Jankowski MP, Dasgupta B. The Tumor Suppressor LKB1 regulates Myelination through Mitochondrial Metabolism. Nat Commun. 2014 Sep 26;5:4993.

Liu X, Chhipa RR, Pooya S, Wortman M, Yachyshin S, Chow LM, Kumar A, Zhou X, Sun Y, Quinn B, McPherson C, Warnick RE, Kendler A, Giri S, Poels J, Norga K, Viollet B, Grabowski GA, Dasgupta B. Discrete mechanisms of mTOR and cell cycle regulation by AMPK agonists independent of AMPK. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. 2014 Jan 28;111(4):E435-44.

Karkare S, Chhipa RR, Anderson J, Liu X, Henry H, Gasilina A, Nassar N, Roychoudhury J, Clark JP, Kumar A, Pauletti GM, Ghosh PK, Dasgupta B*. Direct inhibition of Retinoblastoma phosphorylation by Nimbolide causes cell cycle arrest and suppresses glioblastoma growth. Clin Cancer Research. 2014 Jan 1:20(1):199-212.

Liu X, Chhipa RR, Nakano I, Dasgupta B. The AMPK inhibitor Compound C is a potent AMPK-independent anti-glioma agent. Molecular Cancer Therapeutics. 2014;13:596-605.

Dasgupta B, Ju JS, Sasaki Y, Liu X, Jung SR, Higashida K, Lindquist D, Milbrandt J. The AMPK beta2 subunit is required for energy homeostasis during metabolic stress. Mol Cell Biol. 2012; 32: 2837-48. Cover article. *Corresponding author.

Dasgupta B, Milbrandt J. AMP-activated protein kinase phosphorylates retinoblastoma protein to control mammalian brain development. Dev Cell. 2009 Feb;16(2):256-70.

Regulation of Forebrain Neurogenesis by the Energy Sensor AMP Kinase. Principal Investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke (NINDS). July 2012 – June 2017.

Biguanide Sensitivity of Glioma Stem Cells (NIH). Principal Investigator. National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke. Jan 2017–Dec 2022.

Exploring passenger vulnerability in GBM. Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center Pilot Innovation Award. Aug 2015–Jul 2016.

Development of a lead compound active against AMP Kinase to Glioblastoma. CCTST Translational Grant Award. Apr 2016-Mar 2017.