Results-driven, detail-oriented molecular biologist with extensive experience in application of molecular and synthetic biology tools for producing biofuels and biochemicals. Bringing along strain engineering experience in E. coli, yeast, microalgae and cyanobacteria. Thorough understanding of microbial metabolic pathways with a special focus on central carbon metabolism, fermentation, H2 production, fatty acid metabolism and photosynthesis. Good verbal and written communication skills with an organized nature.
Dissertation: Linking photosynthetic and carbon metabolism in aquatic microbial oxygenic phototrophs
Advisor: Prof. G. C. Dismukes
Dissertation: Establishment of ovarian cancer tumor progression model: Macro and Micro Analysis.
Advisor: Dr. Sharmila Bapat
Graduate Certificate in Energy , Rutgers University
 A. Krishnan, M. Cano, T.A. Burch, J.C. Weissman, M.C. Posewitz, Genome editing using Cas9-RNA ribonucleoprotein complexes in the high-productivity marine alga Picochlorum celeri, Algal Research, 49 (2020) 101944.
 K.G. Kumaraswamy, A. Krishnan, G. Ananyev, S. Zhang, D.A. Bryant, G.C. Dismukes, Crossing the Thauer limit: rewiring cyanobacterial metabolism to maximize fermentative H2 production, Energy & Environmental Science, 12 (2019) 1035-1045.
 A. Krishnan, X. Qian, G. Ananyev, D.S. Lun, G.C. Dismukes, Rewiring of Cyanobacterial Metabolism for Hydrogen Production: Synthetic Biology Approaches and Challenges, Adv Exp Med Biol, 1080 (2018) 171-213.
 A. Krishnan, S. Zhang, Y. Liu, K.A. Tadmori, D.A. Bryant, C.G. Dismukes, Consequences of ccmR deletion on respiration, fermentation and H2 metabolism in cyanobacterium Synechococcus sp. PCC 7002, Biotechnol Bioeng, 113 (2016) 1448-1459.
 A. Krishnan, G.K. Kumaraswamy, D.J. Vinyard, H. Gu, G. Ananyev, M.C. Posewitz, G.C. Dismukes, Metabolic and photosynthetic consequences of blocking starch biosynthesis in the green alga Chlamydomonas reinhardtii sta6 mutant, Plant J, 81 (2015) 947-960.
 D. Bhattacharya, D.C. Price, C.X. Chan, H. Qiu, N. Rose, S. Ball, A.P.M. Weber, M. Cecilia Arias, B. Henrissat, P.M. Coutinho, A. Krishnan, S. Zäuner, S. Morath, F. Hilliou, A. Egizi, M.-M. Perrineau, H.S. Yoon, Genome of the red alga Porphyridium purpureum, Nature Communications, 4 (2013) 1941.
 N.J. Skizim, G.M. Ananyev, A. Krishnan, G.C. Dismukes, Metabolic pathways for photobiological hydrogen production by nitrogenase- and hydrogenase-containing unicellular cyanobacteria Cyanothece, J Biol Chem, 287 (2012) 2777-2786.
 S.A. Bapat, A. Krishnan, A.D. Ghanate, A.P. Kusumbe, R.S. Kalra, Gene Expression: Protein Interaction Systems Network Modeling Identifies Transformation-Associated Molecules and Pathways in Ovarian Cancer, Cancer Research, 70 (2010) 4809-4819.
 A. Krishnan, B.M. McNeil, D.T. Stuart, Biosynthesis of fatty alcohols in engineered microbial cell factories: Advances and limitations (Review, submitted)
 A. LaPanse, A. Krishnan, M.C. Posewitz, Adaptive laboratory evolution as a tool for microalgal biotechnology (Review)
 A. Krishnan, M. H. Huesemann, J. McGowen, J.C. Weissman, M.C. Posewitz, Picochlorumceleri: Microalgal platform for biofuels and bioproducts
 B.M. McNeil, C. Khalifa, A. Krishnan, D.T. Stuart, Evaluating the effects of synthetic POM cycles and NAD kinase expression on fatty alcohol production in Saccharomyces cerevisiae (submitted)
A. Krishnan, B.M. McNeil, D.T. Stuart, A systematic investigation of the metabolic limitations for Escherichia coli fatty alcohol production
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