Full Name
Shriya Srinivasan
Improved robotic prostheses
Brief Biography
Shriya Srinivasan is a 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. Shriya was a former director of MIT Hacking Medicine and works passionately on global health projects.

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.
Shriya Srinivasan