Shruthi Shankar is a junior at the University of Pittsburgh and a member of the Spring 2017 University Innovation Fellows cohort. Shruthi is involved in recruiting activities with the University Honors College, serves on the student governing organization of the Pitt Alumni Association, and has participated in Pitt's Innovation Institute's annual Randall Family Big Idea Competition.
Aside from her extracurricular activities, Shruthi is a neuroscience major and works in an immunology research lab. Her research interests involve mediating hypercoagulatory responses and inflammation, especially in regards to cancer immunotherapy. Shruthi also volunteers with the Veterans' Affairs Hospital and the Rukmini Foundation, and is passionate about social entrepreneurship and medical innovation.