Bhagwati Gupta started his research laboratory at McMaster University in 2004. He is currently a Professor in Biology and Associate Dean in the Faculty of Science at McMaster. His research aims to understand the mechanisms of processes and diseases tied to gene networks, such as cancer and neuronal degeneration. He focuses on understanding cell signalling, cell proliferation and cell differentiation and is currently studying microscopic worm model organisms to understand how lipid production and balanced fat can affect overall health and aging in humans. Bhagwati’s lab takes a multidisciplinary approach by collaborating with various other faculties and laboratories.