About Nina

Bio

An American electrical engineer and research scientist who explores how electrical stimulation encourages tissue growth.

She is also a certified yoga instructor who explores the intersections between mindfulness, education and the scientific process in her own life, and, increasingly, with her students!

Languages

English, Italian, French (France), Hindi, Latin, Sanskrit (just a bit)

Education

  • Dominican Academy; High School, 1997 - 1997
  • Cooper Union; Electrical Engineering, 1997 - 2001
  • Fulbright Scholar; Electrical Engineering, 2003 - 2004
  • MIT; Bioelectrical Engineering, 2004 - 2006
  • Columbia University; Biomedical Engineering, 2006 - 2009
  • Columbia University; Business Administration, 2011 - 2012

Job Titles

EpiBone, co-founder, Research Scientist (Columbia University), Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering (Cooper Union)

Latest Tweet

Honored to be among Skylar Tibbits Joel Alexander Jackson as an inaugural Wired Fellow!!... http://t.co/cL33DmPbyv
15 Jul

About Nina Tandon’s work

Course at the Cooper Union instructing students on the phenomena behind biological voltages, their propagation, and transduction of electrical stimuli. TONS of fun to teach :)

Companies and organizations

TED, Columbia University, The Cooper Union

Fellows I'm collaborating with

Suzanne Lee, Mitchell Joachim, Oliver Medvedik

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Projects

ECE 434: Bioelectricity

Sep. 01, 2007 - Present

Course at the Cooper Union instructing students on the phenomena behind biological voltages, their propagation, and transduction of electrical stimuli. TONS of fun to teach :)

Project website

Nina Tandon on the TED blog

Global Issues

How data constellations tell a story: MAPPing the TED Fellows network and the conflict in Syria

April 8, 2014

What’s this galaxy-like cluster of dots and lines? It’s the TED Fellows Collaboration Network MAPP, a rich and interactive web that shows the patterns of cross-disciplinary collaboration among TED Fellows over the past four years. This rainbow visualization was created using MAPPR, a cloud-based network mapping tool that Eric Berlow demoed during TED2014. It allows anyone to make shareable, interactive network […]

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Ideas

How to grow a bone without a body

February 21, 2014

This video features the work of TED Fellow Nina Tandon and Sarindr Bhumiratana, her colleague at Columbia University’s Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering and partner-in-new-business-crime. Together with a group of fellow bio-engineers, the pair recently founded the company, Epibone, which they describe as “a revolutionary bone reconstruction company that allows patients to ‘grow […]

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