Ananya Mukherjee

Areas of Interest & Expertise

  • Algal Biology
  • Molecular Biology
  • Photosynthesis
  • Biochemistry


Ananya is interested in understanding algal photosynthesis with the goal of improving photosynthesis in common food crops, especially ahead of the impending food crisis.

Prior to joining the University, she was a postdoctoral researcher at University of Nebraska, Lincoln, USA where she worked on small RNA mechanisms in green algae.

Ananya pursued Biotechnology Engineering for her Undergraduate (UG) degree and she switched to Biology to pursue a PhD at Louisiana State University (LSU).

Ananya has taught Introduction to Biology, Evolution and Ecology as well as Course-Based Undergraduate Research Experience. She has extensive research experience in phycology, genetics, biochemistry, algal physiology and molecular biology techniques such as CRISPR (Clustered Regularly Interspaced Short Palindromic Repeats).


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