Faculty Profile: Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Professor Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Gordana Vunjak-Novakovic

Mikati Foundation Professor, Biomedical Engineering


“I gain a lot from working with undergraduates - mentoring some of our greatest talent to discover what they want to do in science. Undergraduates are also the most creative in their ideas - knowing less, they are braver.”


Professor Vunjak-Novakovic is the director of Columbia's Laboratory for Stem Cells and Tissue Engineering. She focuses on regenerative medicine and technologies that save and improve lives - her lab has successfully grown replacement bones and heart muscle from human stem cells.

Undergraduate Courses Taught

  • Biological Transport & Rate Process
  • Projects in Biomedical Engineering