Kushol GuptaKushol Gupta is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Biochemistry & Biophysics at the Perelman School of Medicine of The University of Pennsylvania, a member of the BMB graduate group, and directs the Johnson Foundation Structural Biology and Biophysics Core, a departmental resource that serves Penn and the greater region. 

His ongoing research focuses on two areas of research: 1) inborn errors of metabolism, including phenylketonuria and 2) retroviral integrases, their interaction with host factors, and a new class of drugs known as allosteric inhibitors of integrase (ALLINIs), which are potent antivirals against HIV. His research also includes other projects in the areas of mRNA LNPs, RNA splicing, chromatin, and site-specific recombination, highlighting the collaborative nature of research at Penn. He is a structural biologist with expertise in both X-ray crystallography and solution biophysical methods, including small-angle X-ray and neutron scattering, light scattering, and analytical ultracentrifugation.