Research Interests

​My research is focused mainly on studying the diversity of marine species and their adaptation to the environmental changes by using next-generation sequencing techniques. 

Selected Publications

  • Herboxidiene triggers splicing repression and abiotic stress responses in plants
    S AlShareef, Y Ling, H Butt, KG Mariappan, M Benhamed, MM Mahfouz
    BMC genomics 18 (1), 260 2 , (2017)
  • The quest for epigenetic regulation underlying unisexual flower development in Cucumis melo
    D Latrasse, NY Rodriguez-Granados, A Veluchamy, KG Mariappan et al.
    Epigenetics & chromatin 10 (1), 22, (2017)
  • LHP1 regulates H3K27me3 spreading and shapes the three-dimensional conformation of the Arabidopsis genome
    A Veluchamy, T Jégu, F Ariel, D Latrasse, KG Mariappan, SK Kim
    PloS one 11 (7), e0158936 10 , (2016)

Education Profile

  • ​B.Tech in Information Technology, PEC, Pondicherry, INDIA, 2007

Professional Profile

  • August 2017 -Present: Bioinformatics Technician, RSRC, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • Feb 2015-July 2017: PTSA Bioinformatician, CDA, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2007-2011 – Software Programmer, TCS, Chennai, INDIA


  • ​Red Hat Certified Engineer

KAUST Affiliations

  • ​Red Sea Research Center (RSRC)​​​
  • Biological and Environmental Sciences and Engineering Division (BESE)​​