Amritha Nayak received her B.E in Biomedical Engineering (BME) from Manipal Institutes of Technology (MIT), India, followed by M.E in BME,from Catholic University of America (CUA), Washington, D.C. Her primary research experience has been in medical imaging with two Summer Internship Program in Biomedical Research (SIP) with the Department of Rehabilitation Medicine and the Department of Radiology, NIH. After completion of M.E in BME, Ms.Nayak was granted the Technical Intramural Research Training Award (Technical IRTA) and first began working with diffusion MRI image processing and analysis in NICHD. She has since transitioned to the position of Imaging Research Associate with the The Henry M. Jackson Foundation for the Advancement of Military Medicine (HJF) and is working as a guest researcher with QMI, NIBIB, NIH. She has contributed and currently working in projects ranging in topics from Normative Human Development, aging, mild TBI, stroke, Downs Syndrome, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson's to name a few. Her expertise involves, project management, processing, analysis of diffusion data, and training new team members in the same skills. She is also a contributor and expert user of TORTOISE diffusion processing software.