“The human physique is simply engineered so fantastically,” says Shriya Srinivasan PhD ’20, a analysis affiliate at MIT’s Koch Institute for Integrative Most cancers Analysis, a junior fellow on the Society of Fellows at Harvard College, and former doctoral scholar within the Harvard-MIT Program in Well being Sciences and Expertise.
Each a biomedical engineer and a dancer, Srinivasan is devoted to investigating the physique’s actions and sensations. As a PhD scholar she labored in Media Lab Professor Hugh Herr’s Biomechatronics Group on a system that helps sufferers with amputation really feel what their prostheses are feeling and ship suggestions from the machine to the physique. She has additionally studied the south Indian classical dance type Bharathanatyam for 22 years and co-directs the Anubhava Dance Firm.
“The form of reduction and sense of achievement I get from the humanities could be very totally different from what I get from analysis and science,” she says. “I discover that analysis usually nourishes my mental curiosity, and the humanities are serving to to construct that emotional and non secular progress. However in each worlds, I’m serious about how we create a way of feeling, how we management emotion and your physiological response. That’s actually lovely to me.”
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