Nina Dudnik is the Founder and Chief Executive Officer of Seeding Labs. Nina has always tried to combine science and global development. She began the effort to build Seeding Labs as a graduate student in 2003. She was a finalist in the 2006 MIT USD100K Entrepreneurship Competition and was awarded an Echoing Green fellowship in 2007 to formally launch and expand Seeding Labs. Nina is a 2010 TEDGlobal Fellow and received the Massachusetts Nonprofit Network Young Professional award for 2010. Nina worked for the Consultative Group for International Agricultural Research in Italy where she provided advice on the integration of molecular genetics techniques into conservation and plant breeding activities. She was a Fulbright scholar in 2000 at the Africa Rice Center in Cote d’Ivoire studying rice introgression using molecular markers. Nina obtained her PhD in molecular biology from Harvard Graduate School of Arts and Sciences and a BSc in biochemistry from Brown University.
To support and expand scientific research in developing countries by providing affordable reclaimed laboratory equipment and facilitating connections within the global scientific research community. We are helping to create a world in which talented scientists everywhere have the resources to pursue their visions.
Seeding Labs helps talented scientists in developing countries conduct life-changing research. We provide access to the right resources they otherwise may lack including equipment, training and introductions to colleagues worldwide. Seeding Labs partners with universities, engineering, biotechnology and pharma companies and scientific device manufacturers to (1) reduce their costs and environmental impact by using their surplus laboratory equipment to affordably equip labs in the developing world and (2) to provide enrichment opportunities for their staff to use their expertise in training and collaborating with scientists around the world.
Seeding Labs has matched over USD 1.3 million in laboratory equipment to universities in 16 countries. This has enabled hands-on science training for over 4,500 students, resulted in 125 publications, a patent and a medical diagnostic. Over 2.5 million pounds of lab equipment have been rescued from disposal in landfills.