Dr. Shriya Srinivasan is an assistant professor of Schmidt Science Fellow and Junior Fellow at the Harvard Society of Fellows. She earned a BS in biomedical engineering, with a concentration in biomaterials from the Case Western Reserve University. Shriya received her doctoral degree in medical engineering and medical physics through the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program in January 2020. Her doctoral research focused on the development of novel neural interfaces utilizing tissue engineering to better interface human limbs with prostheses, in the context of amputation and paralysis. She developed the Regenerative Agonist-antagonist Myoneural Interface (AMI) that will ultimately enable patients to control their prosthesis with native neural signals. She also explored optogenetic techniques to create novel strategies to accelerate and improve neural control.
Shriya has been awarded the Delsys Prize and the Lemelson-MIT Student Prize for her innovative work. She has been named to the MIT Technology Review Under 35 and Forbes 30 under 30 lists. Shriya was a former director of MIT Hacking Medicine and works passionately on global health projects through her nonprofit organization, the Project Prana Foundation 501c3, which launched the iSAVE device in global markets in 2021.
Currently, Shriya is designing devices for gastrointestinal neuromodulation in the MIT Langer Lab in collaboration with Dr. Giovanni Traverso. In her spare time, she professionally dances Bharathanatyam, a south Indian classical dance form, and co-directs Anubhava Dance Company.
She is excited to engage in innovative projects and collaborations in the field of neural interfacing and medical devices.