Existential Medicine: The New Biotech Frontier

By New Lab / November 1, 2018
Photo by Anna Louise Imagery

 

Part one of the Existential Medicine series, The New Biotech Frontier, was a conversation led by astrophysicist Janna Levin and included Nina Tandon, PhD co-founder of EpiBone, Paola Arlotta, PhD, Professor at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology, and Raphael Lis, PhD, Assistant Professor in Regenerative and Reproductive Medicine at Cornell’s Division of Regenerative Medicine.

Discourse centered on how each scientist is leveraging advancements in stem cell research and biology to grow bone, brain, and blood (respectively) in the lab. 

Moderator

Janna Levin, Tow Professor of Physics and Astronomy at Barnard College of Columbia University and renowned researcher on black holes and spacetime.

Guests

Nina Tandon, PhD, CEO and co-founder of EpiBone, a pre-clinical stage regenerative medicine startup growing bones and cartilage in Brooklyn NY.

Paola Arlotta, PhD, Professor at the Harvard Department of Stem Cell and Regenerative Biology studying embryonic brain development and applying this knowledge to treating neurodegenerative diseases.

Raphael Lis, PhD, Assistant Professor in Regenerative and Reproductive Medicine, Division of Regenerative Medicine, Ansary Stem Cell Institute at Weill Cornell Medicine, currently growing human blood cells to develop cures for diseases such as sickle cell anemia.

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