Arun Prasanna Nagarajan, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Fellows

​Postdoctoral Fellow

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

  • Model Choice, Missing Data, and Taxon Sampling Impact Phylogenomic Inference of Deep Basidiomycota Relationships 
    Arun N Prasanna, Daniel Gerber, Teeratas Kijpornyongpan, M Catherine Aime, Vinson P Doyle,...
    Systematic Biology, syz029, (2019)
  • Comparative Genomics Reveals the Origin of Fungal Hyphae and Multicellularity 
    Kiss, Eniko ..Arun N. Prasanna.. et al
    Nature Communications 10, no. 1: 4080, (2019)
  • Genome expansion and lineage-specific genetic innovations in the forest pathogenic fungi Armillaria 
    Gyorgy Sipos, Arun N. Prasanna et al
    Nature Ecology & Evolution, (2017)
  • Comparative Phylogenomics of Pathogenic and NonPathogenic Mycobacterium 
    Prasanna AN and Mehra S
    PLOS ONE 8(8): e71248, (2013)
  • Comprehensive phylogenetic analysis of Mycobacteria 
    Prasanna AN and Mehra S
    12th IFAC Symposium on Computer Applications in Biotechnology 12(1): 101-106, (2013)


  • ​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) ​​

Research Interests Keywords

Bioinformatics Transcriptomics Genomics Phylogenomics