Shruti Pai
Shruti Pai
Center of Excellence for Limb Loss Prevention and Prosthetic Engineering
Seattle, WA

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  • What I Do
    People with diabetes have high blood sugar, and this can cause foot and skin problems, including nerve damage and poor blood flow. I research and analyze foot tissue differences between people with and without diabetes.
  • Why Engineering?
    I always loved biology, physics, and art. An aptitude test pointed me toward biomedical engineering. One of my high school teachers helped me search for colleges that had great programs in this field. It’s wonderful having work that really helps people and makes a difference in their lives.
  • School Days
    B.S. and M.S. in biomedical engineering, Worcester Polytechnic Institute, Worcester, Massachusetts.
  • Best Part
    I love brainstorming. I also love that everyone at my job is passionate about reaching their end goal—creating cool stuff like prosthetics and specialized shoes to help diabetics keep active and live fuller lives.
  • Dreams and Goals
    My ultimate goal is to develop specialized shoes for diabetics that will help prevent injuries—sometimes these injuries can be so severe that amputation is necessary.
  • Want to be an Engineer?
    It is really important to find people who are encouraging, to have fun, and to keep your eye on the big picture—its well worth it!
  • Additional Thoughts
    Shruti is making it possible for people with diabetes to live more active and longer lives. Her work contributes to understanding how and why diabetes leads to serious and debilitating foot injuries.
  • Hobbies
    Rock climbing, art, cooking, spending time with friends.
Biography

Biomedical engineer Shruti Pai is making it possible for people with diabetes to live more active and longer lives. Her work in a prosthetics lab contributes to understanding how and why diabetes leads to serious and debilitating foot injuries.

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