The University of the West Indies (UWI), at Cave Hill, Barbados

The University of the West Indies

at Cave Hill, Barbados

Faculty of Medical Sciences

Dr. Subir Gupta
Titles: Lecturer in Physiology
Department: FMS
Discipline: Basic Medical Science Faculty (Phase I)
Qualifications: BSc Hons (Calcutta Univ.), MSc (Calcutta Univ.), PhD (Calcutta Univ.)
Contact: (Office) 246-417-4702
(Fax) 246-438-9170
Teaching Areas: Dr Gupta teaches a number of courses (Cardiovascular System, Central Nervous System, Basic Hematology, and Urogenital System) to the medical undergraduate (MBBS) students. He is the course coordinator of the Cardiovascular System for the MBBS students. Teaching Neurophysiology to the DM Psychiatry students is another important teaching responsibility of Dr Gupta.
Biography: Dr Subir Gupta completed his BSc (Honors) and MSc, both in Human Physiology, from the University of Calcutta (India), in 1986 and 1989 respectively. Upon completion of his MSc, he accepted a position as a Scientific Assistant in Exercise Physiology at Netaji Subhas National Institute of Sports (NSNIS), Patiala, India. Dr Gupta acquired experience as a Work Physiologist thereafter at Rourkela Steel Plant (a unit of Steel Authority of India), India.

His PhD degree was awarded in 1997 by the University of Calcutta, India, for research into cardiorespiratory stress and metabolic response during various sporting events. His doctoral thesis was largely based on experiments on elite Indian athletes. Before he moved to the University of West Indies, he worked as Assistant Professor at three other medical institutes – Mahatma Gandhi National Institute of Medical Sciences (India), Addis Ababa University (Ethiopia), and Misurata University (Libya).

Dr Gupta joined the Department of Basic Medical Sciences of the Cave Hill Campus (Barbados) of the University of West Indies, as a Lecturer in Physiology, in 2008. He has published many papers in internationally peer-reviewed journals and delivered many presentations at international meetings.

He belongs to international organizations, including Canadian Society for Exercise Physiologists (CSEP) and European College of Sports Science (ECSS). He enjoys spending time with his family, friends, and recreational sports.
Research: Evaluation of cardiovascular stress and metabolic responses during various competitive sports activities is the major area of his research. Recent researches of Dr Gupta focus on prevalence of specific energy system and rapid changes in cardiovascular load on the athletes of individual and team sports and their implications on training.

Current Research Projects (1) Performance and blood lactate build up following track running and race walking (2) Heart rate and blood lactate response during competitive handball matches
Publications: 1. Gupta S, Goswami A, Mathur D.N, and Sadhukhan A.K.: A comparative study of lactate removal in short term massage of extremities, active recovery, and a passive recovery period after supramaximal exercise sessions. International Journal of Sports Medicine, 17: 106-110, 1996

2. Goswami A and Gupta S.: Cardiovascular stress and lactate formation during gymnastic routines. Journal of Sports Medicine and Physical Fitness, 38:317-322, 1998.

3. Gupta S, Goswami A, and Mukhopadhyay S.: Heart rate and blood lactate response in 400 m flat and 400 m hurdle running: a comparative study. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 43:361-366, 1999.

4. Gupta S and Goswami A.: Blood lactate concentrations at selected modes of Olympic weightlifting. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 45:239-244, 2001.

5. Gupta S and Goswami A.: A comparative study of cardiovascular stress during different swimming strokes. Indian Journal of Physiology and Pharmacology 45:245-248, 2001.

Chronic Disease Research Centre (CDRC)
Professor Alafia Samuels, Director George Alleyne Chronic Disease Research Centre

Professor Ian Hambleton, Professor of Biostatistics

Dr. Natasha Sobers, Lecturer in Epidemiology

Dr. Kim Quimby, Lecturer in Immunology

Dr. Christina Howitt, Lecturer in Data Science

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