Dr. Nisha Iyer

Position title: Postdoctoral Researcher

Email: estevezsilva@wisc.edu

330 North Orchard Street
Madison WI 53715
Room 4135E-a


Postdoctoral Research: Generating and characterizing regionalized neural tissue from human pluripotent stem cells using a combination of dorsoventral and rostrocaudal patterning cues.

Graduate Research: CRISPR-Cas9 engineering of mouse embryonic stem cells for enrichment of V2a interneurons for transplantation after spinal cord injury.


  • Iyer N, Wilems TS, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Stem Cells for Spinal Cord Injury: Strategies to Inform Differentiation and Transplantation. Biotechnology and Bioengineering, 114(2):245-259, 2017
  • Iyer N, Huettner JE, Butts JC, Brown CJ, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Development of Highly Enriched V2a Interneurons from Mouse Embryonic Stem Cells. Experimental Neurology, 227: 305-316, 2016.
  • Xu H, Iyer N, Huettner JE, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. A puromycin selectable cell line for the enrichment of mouse embryonic stem cell derived V3 interneurons.Stem Cell Research and Therapy, 6:220, 2015.
  • Wilems TS, Pardieck JL, Iyer NR, Sakiyama-Elbert SE. Combination Therapy of Stem Cell Derived Neural Progenitors and Drug Delivery of Anti-Inhibitory Molecules for Spinal Cord Injury. Acta Biomaterialia, 28:23-32, 2015.