Vijaya Iyer, PhD,  —

Vijaya Iyer is a freelance science writer for BioNews Services. She has contributed content to their several disease-specific websites, including cystic fibrosis, multiple sclerosis, muscular dystrophy, among others. She holds a PhD in Microbiology from Kansas State University, where her research focused on molecular biology, bacterial interactions, metabolism, and animal models to study bacterial infections. Following the completion of her PhD, Dr. Iyer went on to complete three postdoctoral fellowships at Kansas State University, University of Miami and Temple University. She joined BioNews Services to utilize her scientific background and writing skills to help patients and caregivers remain abreast with important scientific breakthroughs.

Articles by Vijaya Iyer

New Mutation in FECH Gene Linked to EPP, Study Shows

Erythropoietic protoporphyria (EPP) with mild or no liver disease can be caused by two co-occurring mutations in the FECH gene, researchers report. One of the two mutations has not previously been described. Their study, “Characterization of a novel pathogenic variant in the FECH gene associated with erythropoietic…