Anand Radhakrishnan


Research Scientist


Research Interests

As a protein biochemist, I am interested in studying the physiology of coral reef symbiosis on a protein level using the model organism Aiptasia and its symbiont Symbiodinium. We hope to gain insights into the invasion and maintenance pathways that might help us understand better the molecular basis of coral bleaching.

Selected Publications

  • Elizabeth J. Perlman, Samantha Gadd, Stefan T. Arold, Anand Radhakrishnan, Daniela S. Gerhard, Lawrence Jennings , Vicki Huff, Jaime M. Guidry Auvil, Tanja M. Davidsen, Jeffrey S. Dome, Daoud Meerzaman, Chih Hao Hsu, Cu Nguyen, James Anderson, Yussanne Ma, Andrew J. Mungall, Richard A. Moore, Marco A. Marra, Charles G. Mullighan, Jing Ma, Julie M. Gastier-Foster, Nicole Ross, Malcolm A. Smith. “MLLT1 (ENL) YEATS Domain Mutations in Clinically and Pathologically Distinctive Favorable Histology Wilms Tumors.” (2015) Manuscript accepted in NatureCommunications.
  • Guttery DS, Poulin B, Ramaprasad A, Wall RJ, Ferguson DJ, Brady D, Patzewitz EM, Whipple S, Straschil U, Wright MH, Mohamed AM, Radhakrishnan A, Arold ST, Tate EW, Holder AA, Wickstead B, Pain A, Tewari R. Genome-wide functional analysis of Plasmodium protein phosphatases reveals key regulators of parasite development and differentiation. (2014) Cell Host Microbe: 16(1):128-40.
  • Anand Radhakrishnan*, Artem K. Efremov*, David S. Tsao, Carol S. Bookwalter, Kathleen M. Trybus & Michael R. Diehl. “Delineating cooperative responses of processive motors in living cells.“ (2014) Proceedings of the National Academy of Science: 111(3): E334 – E343.
    (* Equally contributed)
  • Anand Radhakrishnan, Alexander Stein, Reinhard Jahn & Dirk Fasshauer. “The Ca2+ affinity of Synaptotagmin 1 is markedly increased by a specific interaction of its C2B domain with PI(4,5)P2.” (2009) Journal of Biological Chemistry: 284(38): 25749-25760
  • Alexander Stein, Anand Radhakrishnan, Dirk Fasshauer & Reinhard Jahn.“Synaptotagmin activates membrane fusion through a Ca2+ dependent trans-interaction with phospholipids.” (2007) Nature Structural & Molecular Biology 14(10): 904-911
  • Balbir Singh, Lee Kim Sung, Asmad Matusop, Anand Radhakrishnan, Sunita S.G. Shamsul, Janet Cox-Singh, Alan Thomas & David Conway. “A large focus of naturally acquired Plasmodium knowlesi infections in human beings.” (2004) Lancet 363 (9414): 1017-1024


  • Ph.D. (Biochemistry), Max Planck Institute for Biophysical Chemistry, Göttingen, Germany, 2007
  • M.Sc. (Molecular Biology), International Max Planck Research School, Göttingen, Germany, 2003
  • B.Sc. (Hons.) (Biochemistry & Toxicology), University of Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, 2000

Research Interests Keywords

Biological networks and interactions