Kartik Iyer currently serves as Adjunct Faculty at the School of Biotechnology. He recieved his masters in Microbial Pathogenesis, Immunology and Inflammation from University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, TN, USA in 2008. He was also conferred another M. Sc. degree from Sri Sathya Sai Institute of Higher Learning in 2003. Iyer joined Amrita from the Department of Molecular Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center, Memphis, USA.