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Super Cells: Building with Biology
     

Super Cells: Building with Biology

by Nina Tandon
 
In this eye-popping tour of the new biological frontier, Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim describe the tantalizing array of inventions already being created with nature�s elemental building block: the cell. Imagine personalized bone replacements, living condominium complexes, bacteria-made haute couture, and top sirloin grown without a farm. Tandon and Joachim, daring

Overview

In this eye-popping tour of the new biological frontier, Nina Tandon and Mitchell Joachim describe the tantalizing array of inventions already being created with nature�s elemental building block: the cell. Imagine personalized bone replacements, living condominium complexes, bacteria-made haute couture, and top sirloin grown without a farm. Tandon and Joachim, daring inventors in their own right, contend that we�re entering a new technological revolution, one in which we can create smarter technologies by making cells our partners in design. And they confront the thorny questions that come with playing with the power of life.

Product Details

BN ID:
2940148359395
Publisher:
TED Conference, LLC
Publication date:
02/07/2014
Series:
TED Books , #41
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
5 MB

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Meet the Author

Nina Tandon is CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, the world�s first company growing living human bones for skeletal reconstruction. She obtained a Bachelor�s in Electrical Engineering from the Cooper Union, a Master�s in Bioelectrical Engineering at MIT, a PhD in Biomedical Engineering, and an MBA at Columbia University. She is a TED Senior Fellow, a Staff Associate Postdoctoral Researcher in the Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering, Columbia University, and Adjunct Professor of Electrical Engineering at the Cooper Union. Her PhD research focused on studying electrical signaling in the context of tissue engineering, and has worked with cardiac, skin, bone, and neural tissue. Nina spent her early career in telecom (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. After completing her PhD, she consulted at McKinsey and Company, but since 2010 she has continued her work in tissue engineering. Nina has published 10 journal articles (cited >300 times, H=9) and six book chapters, and she has three patents. She�s been published in Nature Protocols and Lab on a Chip, has spoken three times at TED, and in 2012 Fast Company Magazine named her one of their 100 most creative people in business. In her spare time, Nina enjoys practicing yoga, playing with puppies, running slowly, baking cookies, laughing with her niece, and avoiding folding the laundry.

Mitchell Joachim is a co-founder of the nonprofit Terreform ONE. He is an associate professor at NYU and EGS in Switzerland. He was formerly an architect at Gehry Partners and Pei Cobb Freed. He is a TED Senior Fellow and has been awarded fellowships with Moshe Safdie and Martin Society for Sustainability, MIT. He was chosen by Wired magazine for �The Smart List: 15 People the Next President Should Listen To,� Rolling Stone magazine honored him in �The 100 People Who Are Changing America,� and Dwell magazine featured him in "The NOW 99" in 2012. Mitchell has won many awards, including AIA New York Urban Design Merit Award, Victor Papanek Social Design Award, The Zumtobel Group Award for Sustainability and Humanity, History Channel Infiniti Award for City of the Future, and Time Magazine Best Invention with MIT Smart Cities.

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