Diviya Sinha

Research Affiliate

B. Tech. in Chemical Engineering, Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur (2009)

M.S. in Chemical Engineering Practice, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2011)

Ph.D. in Chemical Engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (2021)


Diviya graduated from the doctoral program in chemical engineering at MIT in 2021, working in the Blankschtein and Langer laboratories on her dissertation focused on investigating the application of low-frequency ultrasound on the skin, i.e., sonophoresis, to non-invasively deliver vaccines into the skin and engineering it to effectively mount a systemic memory immune response downstream.

Diviya is currently working as a research affiliate in the Blankschtein group and is interested in the activation pathways of the skin immune network, specifically the transcription profiles of salient immunological markers in response to physical perturbations and surfactants. Extending from the innate half of the immune system, Diviya is interested in the Cytotoxic CD8 T cell arm of the other adaptive half of the immune system, with a focus on its novel approaches for cancer immunotherapy applications.

Apart from research, Diviya enjoys dancing, working out, and occasionally revisiting old movie classics and watching new ones.

Contact details: 

Department of Chemical Engineering
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Room 66-411
77 Massachusetts Ave
Cambridge MA 02139 USA
Phone: 617.253.6441