Nina attended The Cooper Union for the Advancement of Science and Art, in New York City. In 2001, she graduated with a Bachelor of Electrical Engineering. During her degree, she built an electronic musical instrument. It is different from others as it is played through human electromagnetic waves. Currently, Nina is a senior fellow at Columbia’s Lab for stem cells and Tissue Engineering.
As a Biomedical Engineer, Nina worked at Columbia University to force growth of cells using electrical currents. At present, she has grown cells on rat hearts. Her ultimate aim is to create a process where we can grow entire human organs.
She then co-founded EpiBone and is now the CEO. EpiBone is developing technology to create bone tissue from a patient’s stem cells for use in bone grafts.
In 2011, she was a TED Fellow and in 2012 a senior TED Fellow. L’Oréal Paris has also named her as one of its Women of Worth in the Science and Innovation category.