Suriya graduated from Northeastern University in 2016 with a major in Biology along with minors in Economics and History. He has a wide variety of research experience through insitutions affiliated with MIT, Harvard and UCSD. In his most recent stint at a UCSD bioengineering lab specializing in optogenetics, Suriya’s work revolved around potential applications for a red-light activated gene switch. Currently, Suriya is working on utilizing non-invasive technology in a clinical setting with hopes of uncovering common phenotypes of patients with cardiovascular disease. In the future, he hopes to translate his clinical experience into a PA or MD program.