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.


Inclusive Health & Wellness Day!

Thursday May 4th, Walter J. Hawrys Recreational Center,12:00-2:00PM

Free Drop-in Yoga, Mindfulness & Tai Chi accessible classes open to ALL SBU students. Hear from experts on self-advocacy, inclusive fitness, and preventive health. Chat with panelists about nutrition, services at SBU, and receive free dental & health screens. Take a study break for your well-being!

Free gift to first 50 participants. For questions or accessibility concerns, please contact

Invitation for the 7th Annual FACES Symposium

The Pharmacological Sciences Department is hosting the 7th Annual FACES Symposium (Facilitating Awareness: Career Exploration for Scientists) on Thursday, May 18th from 10am to 3pm at the Hilton Garden Inn at Stony Brook University

FACES is designed to expose graduate students to a variety of career paths both inside and outside academia. We have five guest speakers this year from the pharmaceutical industry, biotechnology industry, science policy, science communication, and consulting. See the attached flier to learn more. This year’s event will include breakfast, coffee, a panel of speakers (detailed in the attachment), a Q&A session, networking, and lunch.

RSVPs are required by May 5th and there is limited capacity. Students can RSVP by filling out the form here, or by scanning the QR code on the flier.

What: 6th Annual FACES Symposium
When: May 18th, 2023 | 10am – 3pm
Where: Hilton Garden Inn (1 Circle Rd, Stony Brook, NY 11794)

Join the Faculty Career Seminar Series!

On May 1st, the CIE is hosting a panel on Interviewing and Negotiating for the faculty career path.  Dr. Alfredo Fontanini, Chair of Neurobiology and Behavior, will moderate the in-person event. The panel members are Dr. Julia Bear, Faculty within the School of Business, Dr. Hugo Benitez-Silva, Chair of Economics and Dr. Peter Tonge, Chair of Chemistry.  These experienced faculty members will provide insight into the interview and negotiation process from the perspective of the research committee.  

Breakfast will be served at 8:30 am and the panel will begin at 9:15 am. 

RSVP is a must!

Registration Open! ComSciCon-NY 2023!

Calling all STEM graduate and post-doctoral researchers!

The Annual ComSciCon-NY two-day science communication workshop will be held virtually this June 1st and 2nd. The workshop is free to attend and open to all STEM graduate students and post-doctoral researchers from universities based in New York State. Applications (click here to apply) are due by Monday, May 8th, 2023 at 11:59 PM EST. Come enjoy virtual talks from our keynote speaker, Stephanie Castillo and notable podcast duo, Hello PhD. This event will include interactive workshops, Q&A sessions from notable experts in science communication, and a 3 minute thesis competition!

Please feel free to contact the ComSciCon-NY organizers at should you have any questions.

Website: comscicon-ny-23


Twitter: @ComSciConNY