Dr. Amrita A. Iyer grew up in Bangalore in a home atmosphere that instilled in her a love for science and maths. After completing her schooling at Sri Kumaran Childrens Home (CBSE), she went on to pursue B.Tech in Biotechnology from VIT, Vellore. During the summer holidays of her bachelors, she did an industrial internship at Biocon, and a research internship at NIMHANS. Next, she did her Masters (by research) in Biological sciences from IIT Madras. After completing her masters, she came to the US in 2016 to pursue a doctoral degree in Molecular and Human Genetics at the Baylor College of Medicine.
Amrita is now pursuing her passion for science communication and writing in the biotech industry. She currently works as a science writer at Tempus labs in Chicago, IL, a company focused on data driven precision medicine through the application of AI in healthcare.