Marine Microbial Macroecology Lab

Dr Deepak Nanjappa


My research interests are in molecular biology and functional ecology, especially using omics-based methods to understand how microbial systems respond to changing conditions. I am particularly interested in studying gene expression and metabolic pathway, and how their modulation help cells to maintain homeostasis.

My current work involves the study of effects of crude oil spill on phytoplankton community. This involves the analysis of metatranscriptomic data generated during the mesocosm experiments, conducted with natural phytoplankton assemblages and seawater. The study will help to decipher the modulations in gene expression and the metabolic pathways to understand the overall effect of crude oil and the various strategies cells employ to overcome.