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Janaki Iyer

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Janaki Iyer

iyer@nsuok.edu

  • Assistant Professor
    Biology Broken Arrow

Office Location

  • Broken Arrow
    Broken Arrow Science & Health 115
    (918) 449-6479

Bio

Janaki Iyer is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Natural Sciences. Dr. Iyer got a Bachelor of Science in Chemistry followed by a Master of Science in Biotechnology from India. She pursued her doctoral studies in Molecular and Cellular Biology at Stony Brook University in New York. After attaining her doctorate degree, she completed her post-doctoral fellowship at Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation under the mentorship of Dr. Mark Coggeshall. After completing her second post-doctoral fellowship at Oklahoma State University Center for Health Sciences under the mentorship of Dr. Rashmi Kaul, Dr. Iyer joined Northeastern State University (NSU).
Dr. Iyer teaches biology courses at NSU and her teaching philosophy is to impart information in an environment that promotes the overall educational growth and development of students. She was awarded the Circle of Excellence in Teaching and the Undergraduate Faculty Mentor award. In addition to teaching, she is also passionate about research. She works with uropathogens and design projects to understand the mechanisms of infection and investigate the ability of different therapeutics to treat infections caused by these pathogens.

Education:

  • PhD, Molecular and Cellular Biology, State University of New York at Stony Brook, 2007
  • MS, Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology, 2002
  • BS, Chemistry, Mumbai University, 2000
Dr. Janaki Iyer is interested in understanding the mechanisms employed by uropathogens to infect host cells and how host cells respond to these uropathogens. She is also interested in investigating the ability of nanomaterials for the treatment of infectious diseases like urinary tract infections.
Dr. Janaki Iyer has taught Chemistry and Biology-related courses to a wide range of students. At Northeastern State University she enjoys teaching different Biology-related subjects that include Cell Biology, Genetics, Immunology, Developmental Biology, and Experimental Design among others.

Intellectual Content:

  • Estrogen receptor alpha differentially modulates host immunity in the bladder and kidney in response to urinary tract infection (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Integration, Published, June, 2019
  • Estrogen receptor expression in chronic hepatitis C and hepatocellular carcinoma pathogenesis (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Application, Published, October (4th Quarter/Autumn), 2017
  • Functionalized diamond nanoparticles as a drug delivery system: Loading and release study (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Integration, Published, December, 2019
  • Nanodiamonds facilitate killing of intracellular uropathogenic E. coli in an in vitro model of urinary tract infection pathogenesis (Journal Article, Academic Journal), Application, Published, January (1st Quarter/Winter), 2018

Presentations:

  • Breaking Paradigms in Science - Biology and Chemistry Seminar Series - Northeastern State University, Broken Arrow campus - February 2019
  • Can antibiotic-loaded liposomes be used to treat urinary tract infections? - 2019 IDeA regional conference - Oklahoma City, OK - June 2019
  • Antibacterial activity of 6 nm DNPs on E. coli CI5 - 2018 Undergraduate Research Conference for Arkansas INBRE - Fayetteville - November 2018
  • Can liposomes be used to treat kidney infections caused by invasive uropathogenic Escherichia coli? - 2019 Undergraduate Research Conference for AR-INBRE - Fayetteville, Arkansas - October 2019
  • Does media affect the antimicrobial actions of antibiotics on Escherichia coli? - 2020 Annual joint meeting of TABERC, Oklahoma Society of Physiologists and Tulsa Chapter of Society of Neuroscience - Tulsa, Oklahoma - July 2020

Courses Taught:

  • DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - BIOL 4103 - Fall 2020
  • IMMUNOLOGY - BIOL 4354 - Fall 2020
  • IMMUNOLOGY LAB - BIOL 4354 - Fall 2020
  • MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOL LAB - BIOL 4232 - Fall 2020
  • SENIOR SEMINAR - BIOL 4621 - Fall 2020
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4412 - Fall 2020
  • RESEARCH IN NATURAL SCIENCES - SCI 5533 - Fall 2020
  • THESIS - SCI 5902 - Fall 2020
  • RESEARCH IN NATURAL SCIENCES - SCI 5533 - Summer 2020
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - BIOL 4103 - Summer 2020
  • ADVANCED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 5203 - Spring 2020
  • RESEARCH IN NATURAL SCIENCES - SCI 5531 - Spring 2020
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - BIOL 4103 - Spring 2020
  • IMMUNOLOGY - BIOL 4354 - Spring 2020
  • IMMUNOLOGY LAB - BIOL 4354 - Spring 2020
  • MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOL LAB - BIOL 4232 - Spring 2020
  • SENIOR SEMINAR - BIOL 4621 - Spring 2020
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4413 - Spring 2020
  • EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN - BIOL 4002 - Fall 2019
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4413 - Fall 2019
  • RESEARCH IN NATURAL SCIENCES - SCI 5531 - Fall 2019
  • MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY - BIOL 4164 - Fall 2019
  • MEDICAL MICRO LAB - BIOL 4164 - Fall 2019
  • MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOL LAB - BIOL 4232 - Fall 2019
  • SENIOR SEMINAR - BIOL 4621 - Fall 2019
  • MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY LAB - BIOL 5164 - Fall 2019
  • MEDICAL MICROBIOLOGY - BIOL 5164 - Fall 2019
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - BIOL 4103 - Summer 2019
  • SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4502 - Summer 2019
  • DEVELOPMENTAL BIOLOGY - BIOL 5103 - Summer 2019
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4413 - Summer 2019
  • IMMUNOLOGY LAB - BIOL 4354 - Spring 2019
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4413 - Spring 2019
  • SENIOR SEMINAR - BIOL 4621 - Spring 2019
  • MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOL LAB - BIOL 4232 - Spring 2019
  • IMMUNOLOGY - BIOL 4354 - Spring 2019
  • SELECTED TOPICS IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4502 - Spring 2019
  • SENIOR SEMINAR - BIOL 4621 - Fall 2018
  • TRENDS & ISSUES IN MOLEC. BIOL - BIOL 5242 - Fall 2018
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4412 - Fall 2018
  • CELL BIOLOGY LAB - BIOL 3124 - Fall 2018
  • MOLECULAR & CELLULAR BIOL LAB - BIOL 4232 - Fall 2018
  • GENETICS - BIOL 3114 - Summer 2018
  • GENETICS LAB - BIOL 3114 - Summer 2018
  • TRENDS & ISSUES IN MOLEC. BIOL - BIOL 4242 - Spring 2018
  • TRENDS & ISSUES IN MOLEC. BIOL - BIOL 5242 - Spring 2018
  • INTRO BIOLOGY I LAB - BIOL 1011 - Spring 2018
  • CELL BIOLOGY LAB - BIOL 3124 - Spring 2018
  • CELL BIOLOGY - BIOL 3124 - Spring 2018
  • INTRO BIOLOGY I - BIOL 1013 - Spring 2018
  • IMMUNOLOGY LAB - BIOL 4354 - Spring 2018
  • RESEARCH IN BIOLOGY - BIOL 4412 - Spring 2018
  • CELL BIOLOGY - BIOL 3124 - Fall 2017
  • CELL BIOLOGY LAB - BIOL 3124 - Fall 2017
  • INTRO BIOLOGY I - BIOL 1013 - Fall 2017
  • INTRO BIOLOGY I LAB - BIOL 1011 - Fall 2017