Sri Sarma, associate director of the Institute for Computational Medicine, is the recipient of the Capers and Marion McDonald Award for Excellence in Mentoring and Advising. This award, created by Capers and Marion McDonald, is given to honor teachers, researchers, and administrators who have consistently supported the personal and professional development of their students. Sarma will be recognized for her achievement at the 2021 Whiting School of Engineering Convocation Ceremony on Thursday, May 27.

In addition to her role at the ICM, Sarma is an associate professor of biomedical engineering and vice dean for graduate education. She is the principal investigator of Neuromedical Control Systems Lab where she mentors undergraduates, graduate students, and postdoctoral fellows in their research and professional development. Her research interests include modeling, estimation and control of neural systems using electrical stimulation.