Abhinay Ramprasad

PhD Students

Now at Francis Crick Institute


Research Interests

I am focusing on phenotype-genotype correlations and phylogenomics in apicomplexan parasites. I am particularly interested in studying the genotype-phenotype relationships of several isolates of the parasite Plasmodium vinckei, a relatively under used rodent malaria parasite isolated from different parts of Africa.

Selected Publications

  • Guttery, D. S., Poulin, B., Ramaprasad, A., Wall, R. J., Ferguson, D. J., Brady, D., Patzewitz, E. M., Whipple, S., Straschil, U., Wright, M. H., Mohamed, A. M., Radhakrishnan, A., Arold, S. T., Tate, E. W., Holder, A. A., Wickstead, B., Pain, A. & Tewari, R. Genome-wide Functional Analysis of Plasmodium Protein Phosphatases Reveals Key Regulators of Parasite Development and Differentiation. Cell Host Microbe 16, 128-140,  doi:10.1016/j.chom.2014.05.020 (2014).
  • Jackson, A. P., Otto, T. D., Darby, A., Ramaprasad, A., Xia, D., Echaide, I. E., Farber, M., Gahlot, S., Gamble, J., Gupta, D., Gupta, Y., Jackson, L., Malandrin, L., Malas, T. B., Moussa, E., Nair, M., Reid, A. J., Sanders, M., Sharma, J., Tracey, A., Quail, M. A., Weir, W., Wastling, J. M., Hall, N., Willadsen, P., Lingelbach, K., Shiels, B., Tait, A., Berriman, M., Allred, D. R. & Pain, A. The evolutionary dynamics of variant antigen genes in Babesia reveal a history of genomic innovation underlying host-parasite interaction. Nucleic Acids Res 42, 7113-7131,  doi:10.1093/nar/gku322 (2014).
  • Huang, H., Lamikanra, A. A., Alkaitis, M. S., Thezenas, M. L., Ramaprasad, A., Moussa, E., Roberts, D. J. & Casals-Pascual, C. Interleukin-10 regulates hepcidin in Plasmodium falciparum malaria. PLoS One 9, e88408, doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0088408 (2014).
  • Thezenas, M. L., Huang, H., Njie, M., Ramaprasad, A., Nwakanma, D. C., Fischer, R., Digleria, K., Walther, M., Conway, D. J., Kessler, B. M. & Casals-Pascual, C. PfHPRT: a new biomarker candidate of acute Plasmodium falciparum infection. J Proteome Res 12, 1211-1222,  doi:10.1021/pr300858g (2013).


  • Masters (with Thesis) in Biosciences, KAUST, Saudi Arabia, 2012
  • Bachelor of Technology in Biotechnology, SASTRA University, India, 2010

Research Interests Keywords

Genomics Bioinformatics