Anbarasu (Anbu) is a postdoc at the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), Stony Brook University, New York. Anbu graduated from IITB-Monash Research Academy. In his Ph.D., Anbu studied the adaptation mechanisms of Microchloropsis gaditana under hyper-saline conditions using high-throughput OMICS techniques, such as proteomics and RNA-seq. Currently, he works with Prof. Jackie Collier (SoMAS) and Joshua Rest (Ecology and Evolution) on developing genetic tools for a wide taxonomic breadth of Labyrinthulomycetes (marine protists). Anbu is a semi-professional photographer, and a die-hard fan of Arsenal FC.
PhD in Microalgal Stress Response, 2019
IITB-Monash Research Academy
MTech in Biopharmaceutical Technology, 2013
Anna University, Chennai, India
BTech in Biotechnology, 2011
Mepco Schlenk Engineering College, Sivakasi, India
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Labyrinthulomycetes are osmoheterotrophic unicellular eukaryotes that play fungus-like roles in marine ecosystems and are also used biotechnologically in the production of essential omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acid dietary supplements. Our long-term goal is to develop tools and techniques that enable functional genomic studies in marine protists.
Salinity is one of the significant factors that affect growth and cellular metabolism, including photosynthesis and lipid accumulation, in microalgae and higher plants. Microchloropsis gaditana CCMP526 can acclimatize to different salinity levels by accumulating compatible solutes, carbohydrates, and lipids as an energy storage molecule.
Evaporation from culture ponds and raceways can subject algae to hypersalinity stress, and this is exacerbated by global warming. We investigated the effect of salinity on a marine microalga, Microchloropsis gaditana, which is of industrial significance because of its high lipid-accumulating capability.
Proteomics has become a valuable tool for investigating many aspects of cell and organismal biology. However, a fundamental requirement for an accurate examination of the protein complement of cells is an efficient method for extracting the proteins.
Estrogen plays a major role through transcriptional regulation of its target genes. 17β-Estradiol, the predominant circulating estrogen, is known to be a major causative factor in the tumorigenesis of breast cancer.
We have employed the RNase P RNA (RPR) gene, which is present as single copy in chromosome I of Leptospira spp. to investigate the phylogeny of structural domains present in the RNA subunit of the tRNA processing enzyme, RNase P.
There is too much salt in the soup!