Robert Nims

Research Interests

  • Nutrient transport in tissue engineering
  • Growth and remodeling



  • B.S. Boston University, Biomedical Engineering, 2010
  • M.S. Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering, 2012
  • Ph.D. Columbia University, Biomedical Engineering, 2017

Bob joined the MBL in the fall of 2010 working to formulate and validate computational models which describe the growth and development of engineered cartilage. Ultimately, the goal is to develop experimentally informed models to predict the compositional and mechanical properties of engineered tissues based on the prevailing culture conditions (construct geometry, cell density, nutrient supply).

When not enhancing the nutrient availability in engineered cartilage, Bob enhances the nutrient availability in his vegetable gardens.