Assistant Professor: Department of Biological Sciences IISER Berhampur, Odisha-760010 March 2017 - present
Visiting Assistant Professor: Department of Biological Sciences IISER Berhampur, Odisha-760010 1st Feb. 2017 - 20th Mar. 2017
Post-Doc.: Department of Animal Sciences, Rutgers University 10thFeb. 2014 – 31st Oct. 2016, (Advisor : Professor William J Belden)
Post-Doc.: Department of Biological Sciences, Tata Institute for Fundamental Research May 2012 – Dec. 2013,(Advisor : Professor Maithreyi Narasimha)
PhD. : Center for Cellular and Molecular Biology 26 October 2012, (Advisor : Professor D.P. Kasbekar)
MSc. : Department of Molecular and Human Genetics 2003 - 2005
Fungal Molecular Genetics
Iyer S, Ramakrishnan M, and Kasbekar D P. Neurosporacrassafmf-1 encodes the homologue of the Schizosaccharomycespombe ste11 regulator of sexual development. Journal of Genetics 2009, 88(1) 33-39.
Singh PK, Iyer SV, Ramakrishnan M, Kasbekar DP. Chromosome segment duplications in Neurosporacrassa: barren crosses beget fertile science. Bioessays2009, 31 :(2) 209-19.
Kasbekar DP, Singh P K, Ramakrishnan M, Raj BK. Carrefour Mme. Gras: a wild-isolated Neurosporacrassa strain that suppresses meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA and uncovers a novel ascospore stability defect. Fungal Genet. Biol.2011 Jun; 48(6):612-20.
Ramakrishnan M, T Naga Sowjanya, Kranthi B Raj and DurgadasKasbekar Meiotic silencing by unpaired DNA is expressed more strongly in the early than the late perithecia of crosses involving most wild-isolated Neurosporacrassa strains and in self-crosses of N. tetraspermaFungalGenet. Biol. 2011, Dec; 48 (12) 1146-52.
Ramakrishnan M, T Naga Sowjanya, Kranthi B Raj and DurgadasKasbekar. The Neurosporacrassa strain Carrefour Mme.Gras contains a factor that enables the chromosome segment duplication Dp(R2394) to suppress repeat-induced point mutation (RIP). Journal of Biosciences 2011, Dec. 36 (5): 817-21.
Ruesch CE, Ramakrishnan M, Park J, Li N, Chong HS, Zaman R, Joska TM, Belden WJ. The Histone H3 Lysine 9 Methyltransferase DIM-5 Modifies Chromatin at frequency and Represses Light-Activated Gene Expression. G3 (Bethesda). 2014, Nov 25. pii: g3.114.015446.
Principal Investigator (Most recent CV can be attached)