Bishop McCabe Lecture Series presents Nina Tandon Body 3.0 (Updated 9/20)
7:00 pm – 8:30 pm, Thursday, March 27 (2014), Butler Board Room
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 shows us 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 explains 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 is here to walk us through this unbelievably exciting era. She also gets the audience excited about how they themselves may get themselves involved in the process.
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