Gayatri R Iyer

Gayatri Iyer

Gayatri R Iyer


  • PhD Human Genetics, Osmania University (2016-2021)
  • PG Certificate in Medical & Genetic Counselling, Kamineni Education Society (2014-2015)
  • MSc. Applied Genetics, Bangalore University (2012-2014)


  • Post Doctoral Fellowship, Koita Centre for Digital Health, IIT Bombay (2022-2023)
  • Genetic Counselor, LifeCell International Pvt Ltd, Mumbai (2021 – 2022)
  • Genetic Counselor, Datar Genetics Pvt Ltd, Chennai (Apollo Hospitals) (2015)
  • Genetic Counselor & Faculty, PG Certificate in Medical & Genetic Counselling Course Kamineni Hospitals (2016-2021)


  • Genetic Counselling, Molecular Diagnostics, Methylation specific polymerase chain reaction, Genotype-Phenotype Correlation, Patient advocacy

Areas of interest

  • Human cytogenetics, Molecular screening and diagnostics, Pharmacogenomics, Next Generation Sequencing, Microarray chip technology, Epigenetics, Genomic imprinting, Rare genetic disorders.

Honors and Awards

  • Elected as Joint Secretary, Board of Genetic Counseling, India (2023 – 2027)
  • Received conference grant to conduct the workshop on Prader Willi Syndrome on 2nd July 2021 by International Prader Willi Syndrome Organisation (IPWSO) and Friends of IPWSO (USA).
  • Recipient of DST – INSPIRE, Government of India Fellowship to pursue PhD programme (IF150841) (2016 – 2021)
  • Elected Member of Executive Committee, Board of Genetic Counseling, India (2019 – 2023)
  • Recipient of IPWSO travel grant for the 4th Asia Pacific Conference Prader – Willi Syndrome Conference, Brisbane (October 18th to 20th 2018)
  • Gold Medalist in MSc Applied Genetics, Bangalore University (2012-2014)
  • Student of the Year, The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore, 2014
  • Elected Member of Library Advisory Committee, The Oxford College of Science, Bangalore (2013-2014)
  • Second Rank in BSc. Biotechnology, Birla College of Arts, Science & Commerce, 2012
  • First Rank in Add on Diploma in Bioinformatics, Birla College/Mumbai University 2011


  • Halder A, Biswas D, Chauhan A, Saha A, Auromahima S, Yadav D, Nissa MU, Iyer G, Parihari S, Sharma G, Epari S, Shetty P, Moiyadi A, Ball GR, Srivastava S. A large-scale targeted proteomics of serum and tissue shows the utility of classifying high grade and low grade meningioma tumors. Clin Proteomics. 2023 Sep 29;20(1):41. doi: 10.1186/s12014-023-09426-9.
  • Iyer, G. R., Kumar, R., Poornima, S., Kamireddy, A. P., Juturu, K. K., Bhatnagar, L., Arora, S., Suresh, V., Utage, P. R., Bailur, S., Pujar, A. N., & Hasan, Q. (2022). Utility of next-generation sequencing in genetic testing and counseling of disorders involving the musculoskeletal system-trends observed from a single genetic unit. Journal of orthopaedic​ surgery and research, 17(1), 76.
  • Bajaj S,ThawaniS, Iyer G, Setty PN, Kore M, Jadhav V. Telegenetics aids the diagnosis of Hunter syndrome caused due to a novel IDS variant in rural India, during COVID-19 pandemic. Int J Contemp Pediatr 2022;9:851-4
  • Iyer GR, Utage P, Devi RR, Vattam KK, Hasan Q. Expanding the clinico-molecular spectrum of Angelman syndrome phenotype with the GABRG3 gene: Evidence from methylation and sequencing studies [published online ahead of print, 2021 Nov 15]. Ann Hum Genet. 2021;10.1111/ahg.12449. doi:10.1111/ahg.12449
  • Abbas, N. Z.,Utage, P. R.,Iyer, G. R., Alladin, M. A., & Hasan, Q. (2020). Importance of Phenotype-Genotype correlation for Next Generation Sequencing Data to diagnose Pediatric Neurological Disorders. International Journal of Health and Clinical Research, 3(5), 67-73.
  • Iyer G, Zubeda S, Kamireddy AP, Hasan Q. Pharmacogenomics to Drive COVID-19 Therapy for Best Outcome in a Low Resource Setting. AIJR Preprints. 2020 Sep 2.
  • Iyer GR, Samajder S, Zubeda S, Mali V, PV SK, Sharma A, Abbas NZ, Bora NS, Narravula A, Hasan Q. Infectivity and progression of COVID19 based on selected host candidate gene variants. Frontiers in Genetics. 2020; 11:861.
  • Iyer GR, Hasan Q. Alteration of methylation status in archival DNA samples: A qualitative assessment by methylationspecific polymerase chain reaction. Environmental and molecular mutagenesis. 2020 Jul 10.
  • Iyer G,UtageP, Bailur S, Utage A, Srirambhatla A, Hasan Q. Familial Acute Necrotizing Encephalopathy: Evidence from Next Generation Sequencing of Digenic Inheritance. Journal of Child Neurology. 2020 May;35(6):393-7.

Book chapters authored

  • Psychosocial and Behavioral Aspects of Genetic Counseling in Genetic Counselling – Clinical and Laboratory Approach, Jaypee Brothers, September 8, 2021​.
  • Common Chromosomal Disorders and Non-Mendelian Inheritance in Handbook of FAQs on Basic Genetics and Common Genetic Disorders CBS Publishers, September 6, 2021, ISBN: 9789390709892
  • Bhattacharya Y, Iyer G, Kamireddy AP, Poornima S, Juturu KK, Hasan Q. Rare Disease Advocacy Groups and Their Significance in Diagnosis, Management, Treatment, and Prevention of Rare Diseases. In Rare Diseases 2019 Dec 13. IntechOpen.