Sandya Subramanian

Email: sandyas AT berkeley DOT edu


  • B.S. Biomedical Engineering, Applied Mathematics & Statistics, 2015
    Johns Hopkins University
  • M.Phil. Clinical Neurosciences, 2016
    University of Cambridge
  • Ph.D. Medical Engineering and Medical Physics, 2021
    Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology

About Sandya

I completed my undergraduate training at Johns Hopkins University in 2015. It was there, in the lab of Professor Sridevi Sarma, that I discovered my passion for translational research. From there I studied at the University of Cambridge as a Churchill Scholar for one year in Clinical Neurosciences (though all of my work was computational). I returned to the US in 2016 to the other Cambridge where I completed my Ph.D. at the Harvard-MIT Division of Health Sciences and Technology in the lab of Professor Emery Brown. In 2021, I moved across the country to Stanford for my postdoctoral training with Professors Todd Coleman and Sean Mackey. Now, I’m excited to continue working on translational interdisciplinary solutions at UC Berkeley and UCSF as part of Computational Precision Health!

Awards and Honors

National & International

  • Johns Hopkins/Columbia Rising Stars in Engineering in Health 2022 Selectee, 2022
  • L’Oreal USA For Women in Science Fellowship, 2022
  • Schmidt Science Fellows, 2022
  • NIH F32 Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021
  • IEEE International Conference on Engineering in Biology and Medicine (EMBC) Student Paper Competition 3rd place winner, 2020
  • Society for Neuroscience Trainee Professional Development Award, 2017
  • National Science Foundation Graduate Fellowship, 2015
  • Churchill Scholarship, 2015
  • Tau Beta Pi National Engineering Honor Society, 2013
  • USPTO Collegiate Inventor’s Competition Undergraduate Champion, 2013
  • Goldwater Scholarship, 2013

Within Institution

  • Stanford Data Science Postdoctoral Fellowship, 2021
  • MIT Office of Graduate Education Collamore-Rogers Fellowship, 2020
  • Sloan School of Management Healthcare Certificate, 2020
  • MIT Innovation Initiative IMPACT Program Fellow, 2019
  • Kauffman Teaching Certificate Program Graduate, 2019
  • MIT Presidential Fellow, 2016
  • Richard J. Johns Award, Johns Hopkins University, 2015
  • Departmental Honors, Biomedical Engineering; Applied Mathematics & Statistics, 2015