Jyoti Iyer, Ph.D. - The University of Tulsa
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Jyoti Iyer, Ph.D.

Assistant Professor of Chemistry and Biochemistry


Jyoti Iyer, Ph.D., is an assistant professor of chemistry and biochemistry at The University of Tulsa. Iyer obtained her Ph.D. degree in cancer biology from the University of Nebraska Medical Center. She further pursued post-doctoral training in centrosome biology at the National Institutes of Health. Iyer’s research involves using C. elegans as a model system and CRISPR/Cas9 genome editing as a tool to study the molecular mechanisms regulating centrosome function and assembly. The core courses that she teaches TU undergraduate and graduate students are Biochemistry I lecture and Biochemistry I laboratory.

Awards and Honors

NIH COBRE grant 5P20GM103636-09, Shark Tank Grant, Faculty Development Summer Fellowship


  • Ph.D., University of Nebraska Medical Center

Research interests and areas of expertise

  • Centrosomes
  • Centrioles
  • PCM
  • Mitosis
  • Cell biology
  • Genetics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular biology
  • CRISPR/Cas9