Young alumna is identified as a bold innovator in healthcare.
Shriya Srinivasan ’15, PhD, was named to Forbes magazine’s 2022 list of 30 under 30 in Healthcare, continuing her fast ascent in biomedical engineering. Forbes cited her work as a researcher at Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where she helped develop ways for human limbs to interact with prostheses through brain-computer interfaces and tissue engineering.
Her innovations could allow prosthetic limbs to feel much more like natural limbs, according to Forbes, which added that about 30 amputation patients are using her surgical designs.
Srinivasan began her journey into neural engineering at the Case School of Engineering, where she displayed a passion for both science and culture.
The daughter of immigrant parents from India–Sujatha Srinivasan and Srinivasan Ranganathan—she was first in her class at Strongsville High School. At Case, she founded the Anubhava Dance Company, which performs and produces Indian classical dance in the Bharathanatyam tradition. Her mother is an accomplished Indian dancer and Shriya has performed across the U.S. and in India.
She went on to earn her doctorate in biomedical engineering at MIT, where she was honored for her portfolio of inventions. This fall, Srinivasan joined the faculty at the Harvard John A. Paulson School of Engineering and Applied Sciences as an assistant professor of bioengineering.