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Crossroads Colloquium feat. Nina Tandon: "Super Cells: Building with Biology"

Location: Uptown Campus
Freeman Auditorium in the Woldenberg Art Center

Nina Tandon is at the cutting edge of science where sci-fi meets reality. As CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world’s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction, she works on growing artificial hearts and bones that can be put into the body. Beyond her work at EpiBone, she studies the new frontier of biotech: homes, textiles, and video games made of cells. Named one of Fast Company’s “Most Creative People in Business” and one of Foreign Policy’s “100 Leading Global Thinkers,” she is a leader in biomedical engineering, and an expert on how biology's new industrial revolution will impact the future of healthcare and technology.

In this talk, Tandon will describe how we can create smarter technologies by making cells, nature’s elemental building blocks, our partners in design through an array of innovative possibilities: broken bridges that can self-heal, one-stop body shops for human body parts that render organ donation obsolete, PETA-friendly porterhouse steaks, living looms spinning high-tech fabrics. She’ll also confront the philosophical and ethical questions that come with playing with the power of life via today’s technological revolution and collaborative biohacking labs. 

Join RA Jeong on 4/16 (Monday) at 5:45 PM in the Weatherhead Lobby!

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