Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Research
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Nina Tandon

Nina Tandon, PhD

Staff Associate

Research Interests

  • Cardiac Tissue Engineering
  • Electrical Stimulation


  • PhD Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering
  • M.S. Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering
  • B.Eng. The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, Electrical Engineering

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Curriculum Vitae

After graduating summa cum laude from the Cooper Union with a Bachelor's degree in electrical engineering, Nina worked at Avaya Labs, a Bell Labs spin-off, designing and implementing enterprise communications software, and then spent one year as a Fulbright Scholar at Tor Vergata University in Rome, Italy, working with the Sensors and Microsystems group. She completed her PhD under the supervision of Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic at MIT and Columbia, performing research on the use of electrical stimulation for cardiac tissue engineering. After spending 1 year as a consultant at McKinsey and Company, she is now continuing her research on the use of electrical stimulation for broader tissue engineering applications. In addition, she is an adjunct professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union (teaching "Bioelectricity" course), and in her spare time, she practices yoga, running, metal smithing, playing with puppies, baking, and putting on a backpack to explore.