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Save the Date: Cellular Agriculture Innovation Day 2024

Location: Joyce Cummings Center
Tufts University
177 College Ave, Medford, MA 02155

Date: January 11, 2024
Time: 10:30 AM - 4:45 PM

Networking reception to follow

Presented by:


Kartheek Anekella

R&D Leader

Sanah Baig

USDA Deputy Under Secretary for Research, Education, and Economics (REE)

Ben Berman

Co-Founder and CEO, Tomorrow Farms

Nicole Tichenor Blackstone

Assistant Professor of Agriculture, Food, and Environment at the Friedman School of Nutrition Science and Policy, Tufts University

Nicki Briggs

Vice President of Corporate Communications, Perfect Day

Davide Dukcevich

Private Investor

Bre Duffy

US Director of Responsible Research and Innovation, New Harvest

John Ellersick

Founder and President, Next Rung Technology

Lily Fitzgerald

Senior Manager, Advanced Technology Programs, Massachusetts Technology Collaborative

Bruce Friedrich

Founder & President, Good Food Institute

Bert Frohlich

Consultant, Biopharm Designs LLC

Lutz Grossmann

Assistant Professor in the Food Science Department, UMass Amherst

Yvonne Hao

Secretary of the Executive Office of Economic Development, Massachusetts

Dave Humbird

Chemical Engineer and Consultant, DWH Process Consulting

David Kaplan

Professor of Biomedical Engineering at the School of Engineering, Tufts University
Director, Tufts University Center for Cellular Agriculture

Michael Klein

William L. Clayton Professor of International Economic Affairs at the Fletcher School, Tufts University
Founder and Executive Editor, EconoFact

Harris Komishane

General Partner & Co-founder, Meach Cove Capital

Ben Linville-Engler

Deputy Director and Chief Investment Strategist, MassTech

Naya McCartney

Regulatory Safety Scientist, Vow

Kristi Muldoon Jacobs

Acting Director, FDA Office of Food Additive Safety (OFAS)

Ellie Myers

Associate, Nutter

Kimberly Ong

Toxicologist, Vireo Advisors

Reza Ovissipour

Assistant Professor in the Department of Food Science and Technology, Texas A&M University

Yossi Quint

Founder & CEO, Ark Biotech

Morgan Rease

Scientific and Culinary Consultant

Natalie Rubio

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Executive Director, Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Commercialization Lab

Larisa Rudenko

Research Affiliate in the Program on Emerging Technologies, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Co-Founder, BioPolicy Solutions LLC

Amaru Sánchez

Associate, Wiley Rein LLP

Eric Schulze

Founder and Principal, Good Humans Strategy & Design

Bill Shaw

Vice Provost for Innovation, Tufts University

Andrew Stout

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Science, Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Commercialization Lab

Ryan Sylvia

Cultivated Meat Scaffolding and Bioreactor Program Manager, MilliporeSigma

Margrethe Therkildsen

Associate Professor in the Department of Food Science, Aarhus University, Denmark

Hanna Tuomisto

Professor of Sustainable Food Systems, University of Helsinki and at the Natural Resources Institute Finland (Luke)

John Yuen Jr.

Entrepreneur-in-Residence and Director of Technology, Tufts University Cellular Agriculture Commercialization Lab

With support from:

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