Fellow:Sunny Murthy

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Sandeep Murthy, who also goes by Sunny, is a University Innovation Fellow Candidate and Undergraduate at Virginia Tech in Blacksburg, Virginia. He is currently majoring in Biochemistry with a minor in Chemistry. 

Sunny's science background includes several research projects consisting of analyzing protein-protein interactions to increase crop yield, stroke mortality rates as part of a summer program at Yale School of Medicine, and the potential use of thermoacoustic engines in nuclear reactors. He has discovered a passion for entrepreneurship as well and founded a marketing consulting company. On the side, Sunny is a well-known menswear influencer, GQ insider, and HP Millennial Influencer.

Sunny's five-year plan includes attending a dual degree MD/MBA program, launching a small-scale tech startup, and continuing to make opportunities to live life to its fullest. 

He believes the University Innovation Fellow program will allow the VT team to create a more inclusive community that focuses on multidisciplinary practice and experiential learning. Sunny is eager to give back to the university that has given him so much. 

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