B.Sc., Agriculture, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, India
M.Sc., Plant Breeding and Genetics, Tamil Nadu Agriculture University, India
Ph.D., Agrobiodiversity-Genetics and Genomics, Scuola Superiore Sant’ Anna, Italy
Arun Prabhu Dhanapal is a Research Scientist in the Division of Plant Sciences. His main research interests are in the area of quantitative genetics, genomics and molecular breeding. He has worked on several crop and fruit species (sugarcane, millets, wheat, soybean, peach, and kiwi). His present research is focused on the analysis of water deficit and heat stress on soybean with emphasis on quantitative traits and using biotechnological and genomic tools. He has extensive expertise in high throughput genotyping using SSR and SNP markers; genetic diversity; population genetics; candidate gene mapping; gene identification and characterization; GWAS and QTL mapping.