Postdoctoral Researchers

Nisha Iyer


Wisconsin Institute for Discovery
330 N. Orchard Street
Madison, WI 53715


Nisha received her B.S. in Biomedical Engineering from Johns Hopkins University in 2011 and completed her Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering at Washington University in St. Louis in 2016. Her graduate research focused on generating pure populations of spinal interneurons from mouse embryonic stem cells for drug screening and transplantation after spinal cord injury. As a postdoc in the Ashton Lab, Nisha is focused on regional patterning of human pluripotent stem cells to generate and characterize a spectrum of central nervous system tissues. Outside the lab, Nisha has been involved in campus leadership and advocacy work, as well as various science mentorship and outreach initiatives in the community. In her spare time, she is an avid traveler and photographer.