Nico Tjandra graduated with a M.S. in physics and Ph.D. in physics/biophysics from Carnegie Mellon University. He was a National Research Service Awards postdoctoral fellow at the National Institute of Diabetes, Digestive, and Kidney Diseases (NIDDK) at the NIH. He became a tenure-track Investigator in 1997 and was promoted to Senior Investigator in the Structural Biophysics Section in 2001. He received the International Council of Magnetic Resonance in Biological Systems Founder’s Medal in 2005. Dr. Tjandra has authored or coauthored more than 150 papers and book chapters. He has also organized a hands on summer course at the NIH, “Structure Determination of Biological Macromolecules by Solution NMR,” designed for extramural Ph.D. students who could benefit from learning new methodologies in NMR for their thesis work. He is one of the long-time instructors in the EMBO practical course on studying biomacromolecules by NMR.