Research Interests

​My research interests lie in the saddle point of in vitro and in silico biology. I am interested in understanding the molecular mechanism of acclimatization to stress by a biological organism using new-age technology. 


Selected Publications

  • Genome expansion and lineage-specific genetic innovations in the forest pathogenic fungi Armillaria
    Sipos György, Arun Prasanna et al.,
    Nature ecology & evolution, (2017)
  • Comparative Phylogenomics of Pathogenic and Non-Pathogenic Mycobacterium
    Prasanna AN, Mehra S
    PLOS ONE, (2013)

Education Profile

  • ​Ph.D.; Systems Biology, IIT Bombay, India 2014
  • M.E.; Biotechnology, BITS Pilani, India 2007
  • B.Tech.; Biotechnology, Bharathidasan Univ. Trichy, India 2004 

Professional Profile

  • ​2018-Present: Postdoctoral fellow, KAUST, Thuwal, Saudi Arabia
  • 2015-2017: Postdoctoral fellow, BRC, Szeged, Hungary
  • 02/2015-09/2015: Project Scientist, Anna Univ, Chennai, India
  • 01/2007-07/2007: Assitant Lecturer, BITS Pilani, India
  • 2004-2006: Teaching Assistant, BITS Pilani, India 

KAUST Affiliations

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