Nansa Amarsaikhan, PhD

Staff Scientist

Joined the IBRI in April 2023

Nansa Amarsaikhan

Nansa Amarsaikhan, PhD, is a passionate research scientist with a wide array of expertise in immunology research and interdisciplinary environments.

Prior to arriving at the Indiana Biosciences Research Institute, she worked as a research assistant professor at the Wells Center for Pediatrics Research at the Indiana University (IU) School of Medicine. She investigated the role of maternal bioactive lipid metabolites modulating dendritic cell subsets leading to pediatric allergy disposition. She completed her postdoctoral training at the IU School of Medicine Terre Haute while investigating pulmonary fungal infection and inflammatory lung pathology.

She lives in Carmel, Ind., with her family. She enjoys her life as a soccer mom and  loves traveling with her family, exploring new cultures and learning new languages.

Areas of Expertise

  • Host pathogen interactions
  • Immunogenicity
  • Immunometabolism


  • Doctor of Philosophy (Biotechnology), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey
  • Bachelor of Science (Food Engineering), Middle East Technical University, Ankara, Turkey

Awards & Certifications

  • Careers in Immunology postdoctoral fellowship, American Association of Immunologists
  • Visiting Scientist fellowship, Federation of European Microbiological Society

Honorary Societies

  • American Association of Immunologists