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Nina Tandon – The Future is Tiny: The Cellular Revolution

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Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She is the co-author of Super Cells: Building with Biology, a book that explores the new frontier of biotech. She is a TED Senior Fellow, Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union and a former Staff Associate Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Columbia University. She has a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, a Master’s in Bioelectrical Engineering from MIT, a Ph.D. in Biomedical Engineering, and an MBA from Columbia University. Her Ph.D. research focused on studying electrical signaling in the context of tissue engineering and has worked with cardiac, skin, bone, and neural tissue.

Tandon spent her early career in telecom at Avaya Labs and transitioned into biomedical engineering via her Fulbright Scholarship in Italy, where she worked on an electronic nose used to “smell” lung cancer. After completing her Ph.D., she consulted at McKinsey and Company, but since 2010 she has continued her work in tissue engineering. Nina has published 10 journal articles (cited > 300 times, H = 9) and six book chapters, and she has three patents. She’s been published in Nature Protocols and Lab on a Chip, has spoken three times at TED, and was named one of the 100 Most Creative People in Business by Fast Company.


 

SHE Leads the Way with Nina Tandon Presentation

 

This virtual on-demand presentation is designed for middle school through college-age students interested in pursuing a career in science and medicine. Hear from and connect with guest speaker Nina Tandon, who has three patents and is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company to grow living human bones for skeletal reconstruction.

Passionate about science education (especially for young girls and in developing countries), entrepreneurship (both science-based and social) and stewardship, Tandon has blazed a path that has encompassed science, education, creation and advocacy. A Fulbright scholar with a bachelor’s, master’s, MBA and doctorate, Nina’s impressive career shows what’s possible for young women who are driven to pursue careers in science, technology, engineering and medicine.

 

About SHE Leads the Way & Baptist Memorial Health Care

Baptist’s SHE (Science, Health, Empowerment) Leads the Way is designed to introduce middle school, high school and college-aged young women to the world of science and health care through empowerment. Participants in the program will have the opportunity to meet leaders in science, technology, engineering and mathematics, and gain practical assistance in expanding their education and reaching their goals through monthly sessions with Baptist Health Sciences University.

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