JANANI S. IYER

 

SCIENCE

I am a fifth-year PhD candidate in Speech and Hearing Bioscience and Technology at Harvard University. 

My thesis research is in biomedical device development. Specifically, I am collaborating with other scientists to build an endomicroscope that can visualize cells inside the cochlea - the small, snail-shaped organ that shelters the primary sensory receptors for hearing - in living humans. I hope that our device will improve diagnostics for deafness, the most common sensory deficit in the world.

I am currently co-managing the Nasopharyngeal Swabs Working Group at the MGB Center for COVID Innovation. Our goal is to address the ongoing COVID-19 testing supplies shortage by clinically validating alternative nasopharyngeal swab designs for fast manufacturing and distribution.

 
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PASTRY

I am always conducting experiments, whether in research labs, or in kitchens.

 

I have worked as a pastry chef at restaurants and bakeries in the United States and in France, and have attended courses in French pastry technique at Le Cordon Bleu, Paris.

 

I cater desserts for weddings, birthdays, and other special events. I custom-develop all of my dessert recipes.

LINKS

I am grateful for the mentorship I have received over the course of my time as a scientist...

Konstantina Stankovic, MD, PhD – Massachusetts Eye and Ear

Guillermo Tearney, MD, PhD – Massachusetts General Hospital

Ervin Hafter, PhD – University of California, Berkeley

Psyche Loui, PhD – Wesleyan University

...and as a pâtissière!

Ryan Boya and Benjamin Lacy, ArtScience Culture Lab and Café

Stéphane Traon, Pâtisserie Traon

Jackie Bowers, Petsi Pies

Rob Tschudin, Tschudin Chocolates and Confections

Hari S. Iyer, 2017

 
 

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©2017 BY JANANI IYER.