Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth, PhD

Scientist

  • 392 Citations
  • 9 h-Index
20072020

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Personal profile

Personal profile

I am a Human Population Genomicist with 15 years of research experience in population genetics and computational genomics. My research interests include human genomic variations, adaptive significance and its impact to differential health risks. Currently, I investigate population-specific genetic variations and their associations with metabolic diseases. I also study natural selection and local adaptation to the extreme (desert) environment(s).


Professional Profile:

  • Accomplished scientist with all-around population health research experience 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
Open Access
  • 11 Citations (Scopus)

    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., 17 Mar 2020, In : Genome Biology and Evolution. 12, 3, p. 77-87 11 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

    Open Access
  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
    1 Downloads (Pure)

    Positively selected TNKS haplotype: from evolutionary advantage to the health risk in an Arabian Peninsula population

    Eaaswarkhanth, M., Campelo dos Santos, A. L., Gokcumen, O., Al-Mulla, F. & Thanaraj, A. T., 6 Jun 2020.

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePoster

  • 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

    Genetic adaptations for desert environment linked to metabolic syndrome

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Invited speaker)

    30 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    Population Health Disparities Through the Lens of Local Adaptation Genomics

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Invited speaker)

    3 Aug 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talk

    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

    Bioinformatics for Core Facility Managers

    Muthukrishnan Eaaswarkhanth (Participant)

    12 Jun 201814 Jun 2018

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