May Scientist of the Month

By: Miaomiao He

Nina Tandon, biomedical engineer.

Nina Tandon is a biomedical engineer. She is also the CEO and Co-founder of EpiBone, a revolutionary bone reconstruction company that uses pluripotent stem cells to grow personalized organs.

Nina obtained her Bachelor of Electrical Engineering from Cooper Union, and her Master in bioelectrical engineering from MIT. Later, she started her career in telecommunications and worked on biomedical devices for cancer. These experiences encouraged her for a PhD in Biomedical Engineering from Columbia University, and an MBA from Columbia Business School. As a biomedical engineer, Nina worked at Columbia University for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering and as an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at Cooper Union.

Nina was a senior TED Fellow and MIT & McKinsey alum. She has been named one of the 100 most creative people in business by Fast Company, Crain’s 40 under 40, and a World Economic Forum Tech Pioneer.  She is enthusiastic about tissue engineering, stem cells, personalized medicine, and bioreactor design. Besides research, Nina enjoys yoga, rock climbing, and surfing.


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