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Shriya is a biomedical engineer at MIT. Shriya received her PhD from the Harvard-MIT Health Sciences and Technology program. Her doctoral research in Dr. Hugh Herr's Biomechatronics group at the MIT Media Lab, synthesized her medical and engineering training to redesign the surgical paradigm for amputation. Using regenerative muscle grafts, Shriya has developed a method that enables improved neural interfacing with advanced biomechatronic devices as well as returns sensory feedback from prostheses. Notably, her methods can be applied to persons who have already undergone amputation, restoring lost function to severed nerves. Shriya's work has been featured on NPR's Science Friday, Harvard Medicine Magazine, Forbes and other notable outlets. She was also an invited TEDx speaker. More recently, she has been exploring closed-loop optogenetic stimulation systems to control paralyzed limbs. Shriya was the former co-director of MIT Hacking Medicine and led initiatives that have educated individuals in design thinking principles, jumpstarted entrepreneurial efforts in low-resource settings, and nurtured healthcare innovation efforts.