Sahithya Sridharan Iyer

Postdoctoral Scholar
Department of Chemistry
The University of Chicago

Sahithya received her bachelor’s and master’s degree in Chemistry from Pondicherry University, India. Following which she joined Prof. Anand Srivastava’s group in Molecular Biophysics Unit at Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore in 2015. In graduate school, she studied various aspects of nanoscale heterogeneities on laterally phase-separated bio-membranes. To this end she used Molecular Dynamics and Monte Carlo simulation techniques and compared the observations made to experiments. In 2021, she joined as a postdoctoral researcher in Prof. Huan-Xiang Zhou’s group in the University of Illinois at Chicago. In the postdoctoral stint in Zhou group, Sahithya studied the viscoelastic properties of biomolecular condensates by modelling droplet fusion and performing non-equilibrium molecular dynamics simulations. In October 2022, Sahithya joined the Voth group. Here she will be employing multi-scale coarse graining methods to study complex biomolecular systems.