Krithivasan Sankaranarayanan

Assistant Professor

Laboratories of Molecular Anthropology and Microbiome Research (LMAMR),

Stephenson Research and Technology Center (SRTC)

Email: ksankar@ou.edu

Website: www.lmamr.org

Ph.D., Biological Sciences, Binghamton University, NY, 2013

Research Interests:  

Microbial ecology, biogeography, and evolution; Human microbiome; Hypersaline environments; Bioinformatics; Ancient DNA

Select Publications

Human Microbiome

Ozga AT, Sankaranarayanan K, Tito RY, Obregon-Tito AJ, Foster M, Tallbull G, Spicer P, Warinner C, Lewis CM. (In Press) Oral microbiome diversity among Cheyenne & Arapaho individuals from Oklahoma. American Journal of Physical Anthropology

Sankaranarayanan K, Ozga AT, Warinner C, Obregon-Tito AJ, Tito RY, Xu J, Gaffney PM, Jervis LL, Cox D, Stephens L, Foster M, Tallbull G, Spicer P, Lewis CM. (2015) Gut microbiome diversity among the Cheyenne & Arapaho of Oklahoma. Current Biology. doi:10.1016/j.cub.2015.10.060

Obregon-Tito AJ, Tito RY, Metcalf J, Sankaranarayanan K, Clemente JC, Ursell LK, Zech Xu Z, Van Treuren W, Knight R, Gaffney PM, Spicer P, Lawson P, Marin-Reyes L, Trujillo-Villarroel O, Foster M, Guija-Poma E, Troncoso-Corzo L, Warinner C, Ozga AT, Lewis CM. (2015) Subsistence strategies in traditional societies distinguish gut microbiomes. Nature Communications. 6, doi: 10.1038/ncomms7505.

Ancient DNA

Ziesemer KA, Mann AE, Sankaranarayanan KSchroeder H, Ozga AT, Brandt BW, Zaura E, Waters-Rist A, Hoogland M, Salazar Garcia DC, Aldenderfer M, Speller C, Hendy J, Weston DA, MacDonald SJ, Thomas GH, Collins MJ, Lewis CM, Hofman C, Warinner C. (2015) Intrinsic challenges in ancient microbiome reconstruction using 16S rRNA gene amplification. Scientific Reports 5 (16498), doi:10.1038/srep16498

Sankaranarayanan KLowenstein TK, Timofeeff MN, Schubert BA, Lum JK. (2014) Characterization of Ancient DNA Supports Long-Term Survival of Haloarchaea. Astrobiology. 14(7):553-60.

Sankaranarayanan KTimofeeff MN, Spathis R, Lowenstein TK, Lum JK. (2011) Ancient microbes from halite fluid inclusions: optimized surface sterilization and DNA extraction. PLoS ONE. 6(6):e20683.

 

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