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Drs. Robert and Lois Ellison Lectureship Series
Featuring Nina Tandon, CEO and Co-founder, EpiBone and renown biomedical engineer and researcher

Fri, 25 Apr, 2014 2:00 PM - 3:00 PM

Join us for an exciting lecture from Nina Tandon, CEO and co-founder of biotech company EpiBone and renown biomedical engineer and researcher. Nina Tandon believes that the era of engineered tissues—like, for example, a replacement kidney grown in the lab—is just beginning. In this talk, Tandon will share how we (and our bodies) have lived through most of history (Body 1.0), and then how we evolved into "cyborgs" with implants (such as pacemakers and artificial joints, Body 2.0). Now, Body 3.0 is all about growing our OWN body parts. For her Ph.D. thesis, Tandon grew cardiac cells that beat like tiny hearts. In this thrilling and eye-opening talk, she will explain the process of growing tissue and transplants, and the future of medical science. With the help of manufacturing and information technology, we are on the verge of being able to grow human tissue—and Tandon will be here to walk us through this unbelievably exciting era.

Location: Lee Auditoria
Fees: No cost
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