Shoumita Dasgupta, PhD

Professor, Medicine

Shoumita Dasgupta
72 E. Concord St Instructional (L)


Dr. Dasgupta is a scientist educator whose significant scholarly contributions center around curriculum design, teaching, and service. She is a Professor of Medicine and an Assistant Dean of Admissions with a demonstrated history of working in a diverse and inclusive higher education environment. Dr. Dasgupta has leveraged her expertise in basic and medical genetics and genomics, graduate education, and medical education to transform and advance the clinical and scientific training of MD and PhD students at Boston University, nationally, and internationally. Her passion for genetics, genomic medicine, diversity and inclusion, and mentoring allow her to serve as a supportive and creative leader in the field.

Other Positions

  • Associate Professor, Medical Sciences & Education, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Assistant Dean, Admissions, Boston University School of Medicine
  • Graduate Faculty (Primary Mentor of Grad Students), Boston University School of Medicine, Graduate Medical Sciences


  • University of California San Francisco, PhD
  • University of California San Francisco, MS
  • Massachusetts Institute of Technology, BS

Classes Taught

  • GMS FC 701
  • GMS FC 702
  • GMS FC 703
  • GMS FC 704
  • GMS FC 705
  • GMS FC 706
  • GMS FC 707
  • GMS GE 701
  • GMS GE 703
  • GMS GE 901
  • GMS MM 701
  • MED MS 129
  • MED MS 141 M1
  • MED MS 141-146
  • MED MS 144 M2
  • MED MS 146 M2


  • Published on 11/29/2018

    Hyland K, Garber K, Dasgupta S. From helices to health: undergraduate medical education in genetics and genomics. Per Med. 2018 Nov 29. PMID: 30489214.

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  • Published on 5/1/2018

    Wilcox RL, Adem PV, Afshinnekoo E, Atkinson JB, Burke LW, Cheung H, Dasgupta S, DeLaGarza J, Joseph L, LeGallo R, Lew M, Lockwood CM, Meiss A, Norman J, Markwood P, Rizvi H, Shane-Carson KP, Sobel ME, Suarez E, Tafe LJ, Wang J, Haspel RL. The Undergraduate Training in Genomics (UTRIG) Initiative: early & active training for physicians in the genomic medicine era. Per Med. 2018 05 01; 15(3):199-208. PMID: 29843583.

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  • Published on 4/3/2018

    Park HY, Berkowitz O, Symes K, Dasgupta S. The art and science of selecting graduate students in the biomedical sciences: Performance in doctoral study of the foundational sciences. PLoS One. 2018; 13(4):e0193901. PMID: 29614110.

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  • Published on 1/11/2018

    S. Dasgupta. Medical Genetics Ethics Cases. Genetics Society of America Peer-Reviewed Education Portal (GSA PREP). 2018.

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  • Published on 12/1/2017

    Niederhoffer EC, Cline SD, Osheroff N, Simmons JM, Diekman AB, Franklin DS, Abali EE, Bateman RC, Fontes JD, Lindsley JE, Pearson D, Rubenstein PA, Slaughter CA, Bernstein JA, Hyland KM, Park VM, Sobering AK, Weiler TA, Dasgupta S. Teaching Biochemistry and Genetics to Students of Dentistry, Medicine, and Pharmacy 6th International Conference of the Association of Biochemistry Educators (ABE) Clearwater Beach, FL, USA, May 7-11, 2017. Med Sci Educ. 2017 Dec; 27(4):855-859. PMID: 29291139.

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  • Published on 9/14/2017

    Hyland K, Dasgupta S. Medical genetics and genomics education and its impact on genomic literacy of the clinical workforce. Genet Med. 2017 Sep 14. PMID: 28914266.

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  • Published on 8/10/2017

    S. Dasgupta. Casting a Wide Net via Case Studies: Educating across the undergraduate to medical school continuum in the biological sciences. CourseSource. 2017.

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  • Published on 7/24/2017

    Jin H and Dasgupta S. Genetics in LGB Assisted Reproduction: Two Flipped Classroom, Progressive Disclosure Cases. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017; (13):10607.

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  • Published on 3/27/2017

    Dasgupta S . Medical genetics ethics case collection: discussion materials for medical students in the genomic era. MedEdPORTAL Publications. 2017; (13):10562.

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  • Published on 10/10/2016

    Mundluru SN, Therkelsen KE, Verscaj CP, Dasgupta S. Conflicts Between Non-Directive Counseling and Unbiased Patient Care: the Influence of Medical Students’ Personal Beliefs on Proposed Huntington’s Disease Genetic Testing Recommendations. Medical Science Educator. 2016.

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