Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth, PhD


  • 360 Citations
  • 9 h-Index

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Personal profile

Human Population Genomicist with 14 years of research experience in human population genetics and computational genomics. Accomplished scientist with primary research goals directed toward understanding extant human genetic diversity and its implications to differential health risk in humans. Extensively worked on human genomic variations for studies ranging from human population demography, genetic origin and diversity; genome-wide disease association and gene-environment interaction; genomic structural variants to evolutionary medicine, in diverse international laboratory settings anchored by a strong scientific publication record. Broad range of knowledge in cutting-edge next generation sequencing (NGS) technologies and related high-throughput scientific computing techniques. Efficient in conducting multidisciplinary collaborative research projects involving clinicians, molecular geneticists, statisticians, and bioinformaticians. Extensive leadership and teamwork experience from managing a service-oriented bioinformatics and biostatistics core facility, supervising and maintaining a sequencing unit, organizing regional and institutional NGS data analysis workshops, training students and lab technicians for DNA sequencing and downstream processing. Exceptional problem solving, communication, and multi-tasking skills.

Research Interests

Genetics & Genomics, Population Genetics, Evolutionary Medicine

Education/Academic qualification

PhD, Jadavpur University

Award Date: 22 Sep 2009

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Research Output

Adaptive fitness advantage in ancestors: a major health risk to a present-day Arab population

Eaaswarkhanth, M., Campelo dos Santos, A. L., Gokcumen, O., Al-Mulla, F. & Thanaraj, A. T., 20 Apr 2020.

Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

Open Access

Genome-wide Selection Scan in an Arabian Peninsula Population Identifies a TNKS haplotype Linked to Metabolic Traits and Hypertension.

Eaaswarkhanth, M., Campelo dos Santos, A. L., Gokcumen, O., Al-Mulla, F. & Thanaraj, A. T., 1 Mar 2020, In : Genome Biology and Evolution. 12, 3, p. 77-87 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Genomic Revolution-Driven Cancer Research

    Meganathan, R. P. & Eaaswarkhanth, M., 2019, Essentials of Bioinformatics, Volume II: In Silico Life Sciences: Medicine. Shaik, N. A., Hakeem, K. R., Banaganapalli, B. & Elango, R. (eds.). 1 ed. Vol. II. p. 39 60 p.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapter

    Mitochondrial DNA D-loop sequencing reveals obesity variants in an Arab population

    Eaaswarkhanth, M., Melhem, M., Sharma, P., Nizam, R., Al Madhoun, A., Chaubey, G., Alsmadi, O. & Al-Mulla, F., 24 May 2019, In : Application of Clinical Genetics. 2019, 12, p. 63 70 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • Prizes

    Doctoral Research Fellowship

    Eaaswarkhanth, Muthukrishnan (Recipient), 2005

    Prize: Other distinction

  • Gabriel W. Lasker Award

    Eaaswarkhanth, Muthukrishnan (Recipient), 2016

    Prize: Honorary award

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  • Activities

    Frontiers Media S.A. (Publisher)

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Member of editorial board)

    12 May 2020 → …

    Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial work

    Heredity and Traits

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Speaker)
    10 Oct 2019

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Introduction to using R for Primary Clinical Statistical Analyses

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Organiser)
    26 Apr 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a conference, workshop, ...

    6th International Gulf Group for Study of Diabetes Conference Diabetes: A Paradigm Shift

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Participant)
    29 Mar 201831 Mar 2018

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipating in a conference, workshop, ...

    Introduction to Bioinformatics

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Invited speaker)
    4 Jun 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentation