Aditya Mahadevan Iyer, Ph.D.

Postdoctoral Associate

Exploring the roles of epigenetic factors in the context of mammalian spermatogenesis

Meiotic recombination is required to produce gametes in all sexually reproducing organisms. Additionally, recombination provides the raw material for evolution to act upon and makes the science of genetics possible. Given that meiotic recombination occurs in the context of dynamically changing chromatin, how DNA and proteins are organized at hotspots to establish a permissive environment for successful introduction and resolution of double-strand breaks (DSBs) remains a fundamental question in reproductive biology. My overarching research goal is to understand the mechanisms regulating chromatin organization during meiosis and spermatogenesis.

Aditya Mahadevan Iyer on ORCID

 

Education and experience

Education

The Jackson Laboratory
Postdoctoral fellow
Adv: Dr. Christopher L. Baker
2020- Present

Jawaharlal Nehru Centre for Advanced Scientific Research
Ph.D., Chromatin Biology
Adv: Prof. M.R.S Rao
2013-2020

The Maharaja Sayajirao University of Baroda
MSc. Biotechnology
2011-2013

Experience

Postdoctoral Fellow, The Jackson Laboratory
2020- present