Amrita Madabushi, PhD, is a lecturer in the JHU AAP MS in Biotechnology program and teaches the course Gene Therapy. She is the Associate Director in the Training Office (Office of Scientific Director) at the National Institute on Aging (NIA/ NIH) Intramural Research Program where her primary role is to oversee the postdoctoral fellowship program.
She is an experienced educator and has taught and trained graduate and undergraduate biotechnology students for over ten years. She has a demonstrated history of working in higher education and has served as a founding program coordinator of the Biotechnology certificate programs at Baltimore City Community College. She is a co-founder (currently an ex-officio member) of the Maryland Collegiate STEM Conference and serves on the Advisory Board of the Harford Community College. She is a recipient of NISOD Excellence Award and 4. National Role Model Faculty Mentor Award.
She earned her MS in Physics and Biological Sciences from Birla Institute of Technology & Science, Pilani, and her PhD in Biochemistry from Jawaharlal Nehru University (& Central Drug Research Institute), India. She is skilled in protein chemistry, molecular biology, cell biology, and structural biology and has extensive postdoctoral experience at the University of Maryland working in DNA repair.