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Engineers Are Reinventing Drug Testing @ IEEE Spectrum

A Techwise Conversation with Nina Tandon, EE and tissue engineer


Nina Tandon: the signal engineer for hearts @

Nina Tandon uses electricity to get living cells to do useful things.


 Women on Top Awards: The Transformers @ marie claire

As a kid, Tandon obsessively dismantled her vacuum-tube TV


 Evan Kafka Shoots Nina Tandon for WIRED UK @ Glasshouse Assignment

Evan Kafka recently shot Electrical and Biomedical Engineer Nina Tandon for WIRED UK‘s January 2013 Issue.


 Wardlaw-Hartridge Community Enjoys Scientific Presentations @ NJtoday

Dr. Nina Tandon shared details of her fascinating work, compelled students and parents to debate its ethics, and performed an experiment in the biology lab..


Le stelle di domani @ marie

Mentioned in the Italian version of Marie Claire as one of the ‘stars of tomorrow’…


Nina Tandon: One of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People @ The Lavin Agency

Nina Tandon, one of Lavin’s newest exclusive speakers, was recently named as one of Fast Company’s 100 Most Creative People in Business.


The 100 Most Creative People in 2012 @ Fact Company

26. Nina Tandon: Creates cardiac tissue for potential use in human transplants


Donate organs? No, grow them from scratch @ CNET

Columbia researcher Nina Tandon believes that the era of engineered tissues — think ultimately of a replacement kidney grown in the lab — is just beginning.


Tiny technology makes big progress @ BioTechniques

Precise monitoring and environmental control are making micro-bioreactor technology more efficient.


Classes to the masses: Fellows Friday with Nina Tandon @ TED Blog

When TED2012 Senior Fellow Nina Tandon (watch her TED Talk) isn’t researching how electrical stimulation encourages tissue growth at Columbia University, she’s teaching bioelectricity across town at Cooper Union.


Tissue Engineering No Easy Cell @ Genetic Engineering & Biotechnology News

A new paradigm of medicine is taking hold with regenerative medicine at the forefront, but challenges still remain.


Poised for Impact @ Columbia Business

The talk Nina Tandon ’12 (EMBA) delivered at the annual TED Conference in Long Beach, CA, in March was only four minutes long, but the conversations it inspired are ongoing.


If your cells were used to grow an organ in the lab, is it still “your” organ? @ TED Conversations

Live TED Conversation: Join TED Fellow Nina Tandon


Engineering for the World @ MIT

Graduate Fellowships


Video Pick: Growing Hearts and Bones @ Science Friday

Bioengineer Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic, of Columbia University, says that while her lab focuses on growing tissue, the cells are the real tissue engineers.


Nina Tandon, SM ’06 @ MIT Technology Review 

Biomedical engineer uses electrical signals to grow beating heart tissue


The Body Electric @ BloombergBusinessWeek

You don’t find many electrical engineers working in medical research. Then again, you don’t find many engineers inspired by “thoughts of DNA coding and signal transmission.


Hot Babes With Big… Brains (not encephalitic) @ Awesome Inc

Hot Babe of Science: Nina Tandon!


Fellows Friday with Nina Tandon @ TED Blog

Using electrical signals to grow cells, TED Fellow Nina Tandon hopes to one day grow whole organs for transplant use.


Nina Tandon, GSAS ’09 @ Columbia University


Nina Tandon, PhD ’09 BME @ Columbia Engineering

When Nina Tandon was three years old, her father taught her how to pronounce orthopedic surgeon for the amusement of dinner guests.