Global Conference 2015
Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world's first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She is co-author of "Super Cells: Building With Biology," a book that explores the new frontier of biotech. She is a TED senior fellow, a staff associate postdoctoral researcher in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering at Columbia University, and adjunct professor of electrical engineering at the Cooper Union. 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. A former McKinsey and Co. consultant, Tandon has published 10 journal articles and has three patents. She earned a bachelor's degree in electrical engineering from the Cooper Union, a master's in bioelectrical engineering from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, an M.B.A. from Columbia University and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering.